Savage Inequalities: Children in America's Schools Test | Final Test - Easy

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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does the Wall Street Journal say has remained static while per-pupil spending has increased?
(a) Student attendance.
(b) Student achievement.
(c) The dropout rate.
(d) Teacher retention rates.

2. At an elementary school in Anacostia, Kozol speaks with a young girl named Tunisia. What is not one of the things that Tunisia tell Kozol she would do if she had a lot of money?
(a) Buy curtains for her teacher.
(b) Paint the dirty walls.
(c) Plant a flowerbox.
(d) Buy new textbooks.

3. Who is the former principal of East Side High School that was praised by U.S. Education Secretary William Bennett?
(a) Jim Johnson.
(b) John Brown.
(c) Joe Clark.
(d) James Richmond.

4. What did the press report soon after Kozol's visit to the Anacostia elementary school?
(a) Statistics about the D.C. dropout rate.
(b) A muder at the school.
(c) A lawsuit against the public schools in D.C.
(d) A prostitution round-up.

5. What type of industry was Camden famous for at one point?
(a) Chemical plants.
(b) Farming.
(c) Manufacturing.
(d) Pharmacuticals.

6. What does the principal of Tunisia's school say she sees children doing in order to have something to eat at home?
(a) Staying after school to receive free dinner.
(b) Stealing from other students lunches.
(c) Asking for extra food at lunch.
(d) Pocketing chicken nuggets.

7. What are test scores in math and reading in America graded against?
(a) A national standard.
(b) An absolute standard.
(c) A regional standard.
(d) A norm or average.

8. According to one teacher at Camden High School, what does the high school proficiency exam control?
(a) The school's hours of operation.
(b) Curriculum.
(c) The classes offered at the school.
(d) School resources.

9. What is one way Jonathan Kozol says can show people how valuable we think they are?
(a) By the textbooks that are in the classrooms at the school.
(b) By the amount of welfare they receive.
(c) By the medical care we offer them.
(d) By the number of social workers assigned to a school.

10. What business entities exist in Camden but do not pay taxes?
(a) An incinerator and sewage treatment plant.
(b) A chemical plant and incinerator.
(c) A sewage treatment plant and a chemical plant.
(d) A pharmacutical plant and a sewage treatment plant.

11. What was the former purpose of the building that houses PS261?
(a) YMCA.
(b) Roller skating rink.
(c) Factory.
(d) Movie theater.

12. Why did Kozol stay in Cherry Hill while he was visiting Camden?
(a) Because Kozol prefered to stay in an upper-income neighborhood.
(b) Because Cherry Hill offers more shops and eateries.
(c) Because the school administrators thought Kozol would be safer in the suburbs.
(d) Because Camden did not have any hotels.

13. According to Kozol, what does the city of New York supply each ghetto school with?
(a) Police escorts.
(b) Guns.
(c) Pepper spray.
(d) Handcuffs.

14. What type of facility is missing from Camden High School?
(a) Teacher's lounge.
(b) A lunch facility.
(c) Locker room.
(d) Gym.

15. What does Thurston say black people did not understand regarding their children and the public education system in Washington, D.C. and those in the surrounding suburbs?
(a) The changes that were needed to make the school system equivalent to those in the D.C. suburbs.
(b) The amount of money needed to educate children in the school system.
(c) The changes that the school system would make if white parents complained about the system.
(d) The length that whites would go to keep their children at a distance from black children.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Kozol think will not solve inner-city problems?

2. What state is Camden located in?

3. What type of equipment do the students at Pyne Point Junior High use in their typing class?

4. Where do most of the motivated children at Morris High School plan to go after they graduate?

5. How low does Kozol report you can purchase a home for in North Camden?

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