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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What state is Camden located in?
(a) New York.
(b) Maryland.
(c) New Jersey.
(d) Virginia.

2. 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?
(a) 400 years.
(b) 300 years.
(c) 200 years.
(d) 100 years.

3. Where is Camden ranked in terms of its number of poor people as compared to other states in the U.S.?
(a) Fourth.
(b) First.
(c) Second.
(d) Third.

4. What racial group makes up 92 percent of the children that attend the public schools in Washington, D.C.?
(a) Asian.
(b) Hispanic.
(c) Black.
(d) White.

5. 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) $5,000.
(c) $4,500.
(d) $5,500.

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

7. How does Harper's mother describe her life in an Anacostia neighborhood?
(a) A cold death.
(b) A battle zone.
(c) Living on cloud nine.
(d) A train wreck.

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

9. 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..."
(a) Geeking.
(b) Streaking.
(c) Cracking.
(d) Craping.

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

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

12. Which city does Kozol point out as having a non-white administration for two years where conditions did not improve?
(a) Detroit.
(b) Camden.
(c) Baltimore.
(d) Chicago.

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

14. According to Thurston, why are poor people in Washington, D.C. willing to accept a dual system of public education?
(a) The poor do not realize there is a dual system of education.
(b) They want to keep the white and black middle class from fleeing the city.
(c) They are ignorant to the fleeing of the middle class from the city.
(d) Poor parents want to expand the educational opportunities of their children.

15. What term does the principal at Camden High School give to the dividing up of the children based on their previous test results?
(a) Heterogeneous grouping.
(b) Selective grouping.
(c) Homogeneous grouping.
(d) Random selection.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who does the press hail as the answer to solving local school problems?

2. What issue do PS261 and PS79 share?

3. What types of courses does the principal at Woodrow Wilson High School say he is unable to provide his students?

4. According to the Wall Street Journal, what are the two worlds of Washington, D.C.?

5. 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?

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