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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. According to Delabian Rice Thurston, where do the rich in Washington, D.C. try to send their children?
(a) Public school.
(b) Private school.
(c) Catholic school.
(d) Boarding school.
2. What term does the principal at Camden High School give to the dividing up of the children based on their previous test results?
(a) Selective grouping.
(b) Random selection.
(c) Homogeneous grouping.
(d) Heterogeneous grouping.
3. What issue do PS261 and PS79 share?
(a) Unqualified teachers.
(b) Lack of up-to-date resources.
(c) Lack of space.
(d) Low enrollment.
4. Which city does Kozol point out as having a non-white administration for two years where conditions did not improve?
5. What does the New York Times say the better public schools are intended to do?
(a) Give the rich an alternative to high-priced private schools.
(b) Attract or skim off the more privileged children.
(c) To uphold the school system's high academic standards.
(d) To serve as academic school.
6. What racial group makes up 92 percent of the children that attend the public schools in Washington, D.C.?
7. According to Kozol, students in what racial group are more often categorized with a speech disorder?
8. What was the former purpose of the building that houses PS261?
(b) Roller skating rink.
(d) Movie theater.
9. How does Harper's mother describe her life in an Anacostia neighborhood?
(a) A battle zone.
(b) A cold death.
(c) A train wreck.
(d) Living on cloud nine.
10. What types of courses does the principal at Woodrow Wilson High School say he is unable to provide his students?
(a) Online courses.
(b) Remedial courses.
(c) AP courses.
(d) Honors courses.
11. What type of facility is missing from Camden High School?
(a) A lunch facility.
(b) Locker room.
(c) Teacher's lounge.
12. What is one way Jonathan Kozol says can show people how valuable we think they are?
(a) By the amount of welfare they receive.
(b) By the number of social workers assigned to a school.
(c) By the medical care we offer them.
(d) By the textbooks that are in the classrooms at the school.
13. According to Kozol, what is the estimated worth of the education a child receives in the inner city of New York?
14. According to the principal, how much does Woodrow Wilson spend yearly on each student?
15. According to the Wall Street Journal, what are the two worlds of Washington, D.C.?
(a) The one of presidents and congressmen.
(b) The one with sparking white monuments and Anacostia.
(c) The one of the House and the Senate.
(d) The one of Capitol Hill and Brookland Manor.
Short Answer Questions
1. Why did Kozol stay in Cherry Hill while he was visiting Camden?
2. According to Kozol, how many people are supposed to be in PS261 at one time?
3. What does Kozol say Camden's entire property wealth of $250 million is less than the value of?
4. What state is Camden located in?
5. Which citiy sits across the Delaware River from Camden?
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