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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is one way not mentioned by Kozol's friend Elizabeth that poor people know that they are living in a rich society?
(a) TV.
(b) Advertisements.
(c) Reading books.
(d) Movies.

2. What reason do students give Kozol for dropping out of school in New York?
(a) They felt that school was not for them.
(b) The did not get good grades.
(c) They did not like their teachers.
(d) They felt unknown in their schools.

3. What do the students at Camden High School do during their lunch hour?
(a) Eat lunch in the cafeteria.
(b) Attend a remedial class.
(c) Get bused to a school in Cherry Hill.
(d) They leave school to obtain lunch elsewhere.

4. According to Kozol, how many people are supposed to be in PS261 at one time?
(a) 1100.
(b) 900.
(c) 1000.
(d) 800.

5. After speaking to the kindergarten class at PS79, Kozol learns that one of the African-American boys in the class travels how long each day to get to school?
(a) 1 hour.
(b) 3 hours.
(c) 2 hours.
(d) 4 hours.

6. How many students attend PS261 daily?
(a) 1,400.
(b) 1,500.
(c) 1,200.
(d) 1,300.

7. 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) To serve as academic school.
(c) To uphold the school system's high academic standards.
(d) Attract or skim off the more privileged children.

8. What issue do PS261 and PS79 share?
(a) Lack of space.
(b) Unqualified teachers.
(c) Lack of up-to-date resources.
(d) Low enrollment.

9. Which school did President George H.W. Bush attend?
(a) Dearborne Academy.
(b) St. Johns Academy.
(c) Dearfield Academy.
(d) Phillips Academy.

10. 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 length that whites would go to keep their children at a distance from black children.
(b) The changes that the school system would make if white parents complained about the system.
(c) The amount of money needed to educate children in the school system.
(d) The changes that were needed to make the school system equivalent to those in the D.C. suburbs.

11. At what age does the principal in Anacostia say many of the boys in her school will be dead?
(a) 18.
(b) 28.
(c) 21.
(d) 25.

12. How many students from Woodrow Wilson, according to Kozol, sign up to take the SAT in the spring of 1990 when he visits?
(a) 60.
(b) 132.
(c) 54.
(d) 77.

13. According to Kozol, what is the estimated worth of the education a child receives in the inner city of New York?
(a) $4,000.
(b) $4,500.
(c) $5,000.
(d) $5,500.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who said that Americans allow all of their children the things they need to compete at the highest levels of success?

2. What does Kozol say Camden's entire property wealth of $250 million is less than the value of?

3. According to one teacher at Camden High School, what does the high school proficiency exam control?

4. According to Kozol, students in what racial group are more often categorized as retarded?

5. How long do some of the students at Morris High School think it will be before blacks and whites work together to better public education?

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