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Multiple Choice Questions

1. How low does Kozol report you can purchase a home for in North Camden?
(a) $4,000.
(b) $1,000.
(c) $7,000.
(d) $10,000.

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

3. According to Kozol, what statistic does New York find hard to track?
(a) The actual number of teachers in the system.
(b) The actual dropout rate.
(c) The races and ethnicities of the students in the public school system.
(d) The number of students enrolled in urban public schools.

4. What type of people does Octovia, a child at the Anacostia elementary school, say that the girls want to be like when they grow up?
(a) Secretaries.
(b) Teachers.
(c) Lawyers.
(d) Rock stars.

5. Which citiy sits across the Delaware River from Camden?
(a) New York, NY.
(b) Trenton, NJ.
(c) Philadelphia, PA.
(d) Dover, DE.

6. What is the race of the non-white children in the accelerated classes at the school in Riverdale?
(a) Black.
(b) Hispanic.
(c) African.
(d) Asian.

7. What does the principal at PS79 say he will have to do if more students enroll at his school?
(a) He will have to expand his classes.
(b) He will have to hold some classes in temporary trailers.
(c) He will have to find another building.
(d) He will have to bus them to another school.

8. 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) Paint the dirty walls.
(b) Buy curtains for her teacher.
(c) Plant a flowerbox.
(d) Buy new textbooks.

9. What types of courses does the principal at Woodrow Wilson High School say he is unable to provide his students?
(a) Honors courses.
(b) Online courses.
(c) Remedial courses.
(d) AP courses.

10. How many of the girls does the principal in Anacostia say will be pregnant by the fifth grade?
(a) One third.
(b) Three fourths.
(c) Two thirds.
(d) One fourth.

11. Who said that Americans allow all of their children the things they need to compete at the highest levels of success?
(a) Lord Acton.
(b) Queen Elizabeth.
(c) Martin Luther King.
(d) Langston Hughes.

12. What does Kozol think will not solve inner-city problems?
(a) More social services.
(b) More minority-owned businesses.
(c) More social workers in the neighborhood.
(d) Better schools.

13. What is the fate of Raymond Abbot long after the court's decision is rendered?
(a) He is a cocaine addict in jail.
(b) He is working full-time as a manager in a fast food resturant.
(c) He is living on the streets.
(d) He is a student at Rutgers University.

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

15. According to the Wall Street Journal, what are the two worlds of Washington, D.C.?
(a) The one with sparking white monuments and Anacostia.
(b) The one of presidents and congressmen.
(c) The one of the House and the Senate.
(d) The one of Capitol Hill and Brookland Manor.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the Wall Street Journal say has remained static while per-pupil spending has increased?

2. What was the former purpose of the building that houses PS261?

3. 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?

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

5. What term does Harper describe as "you crawl along the street and look for rocks. You look for rocks that other people spill. You crawl along your knees..."

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