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

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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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) Lawyers.
(b) Teachers.
(c) Rock stars.
(d) Secretaries.

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

3. Who used to attend the church in Camden that Kozol passes while chatting with two teachers from Camden High School?
(a) Langston Hughes.
(b) Walt Whitman.
(c) Martin Luther King, Jr.
(d) Robert Frost.

4. How does the school administrator at Morris High School in the South Bronx encourage the supposedly slow children to express themselves?
(a) By writing poetry.
(b) Through interpretive dance.
(c) By writing short stories.
(d) In theater.

5. According to the principal, how much does Woodrow Wilson spend yearly on each student?
(a) $5,000.
(b) $2,000.
(c) $3,000.
(d) $4,000.

6. According to Kozol, students in what racial group are more often categorized as retarded?
(a) Hispanic.
(b) Asian.
(c) White.
(d) Black.

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

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

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

10. What are two of the problems that Vernon Dover, principal of Pyne Point Junior High, tells Kozol exist at his school?
(a) Low enrollment and traunt students.
(b) Dropouts and low teacher salaries.
(c) Dropouts and space.
(d) Low teacher salaries and space.

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

12. According to Delabian Rice Thurston, where do the rich in Washington, D.C. try to send their children?
(a) Public school.
(b) Boarding school.
(c) Private school.
(d) Catholic school.

13. 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) 2 hours.
(b) 4 hours.
(c) 1 hour.
(d) 3 hours.

14. 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) Homogeneous grouping.
(c) Random selection.
(d) Heterogeneous grouping.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Kozol say the high math and reading test scores in America are based on?

2. What does the principal at PS79 say he will have to do if more students enroll at his school?

3. How many students from Woodrow Wilson, according to Kozol, sign up to take the SAT in the spring of 1990 when he visits?

4. How many of the girls does the principal in Anacostia say will be pregnant by the fifth grade?

5. According to Kozol, what is the estimated worth of the education a child receives in the inner city of New York?

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