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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Who said that Americans allow all of their children the things they need to compete at the highest levels of success?
(a) Langston Hughes.
(b) Lord Acton.
(c) Queen Elizabeth.
(d) Martin Luther King.
2. What reason do students give Kozol for dropping out of school in New York?
(a) They felt unknown in their schools.
(b) They felt that school was not for them.
(c) The did not get good grades.
(d) They did not like their teachers.
3. At what age does the principal in Anacostia say many of the boys in her school will be dead?
4. Which school did President George H.W. Bush attend?
(a) St. Johns Academy.
(b) Phillips Academy.
(c) Dearfield Academy.
(d) Dearborne Academy.
5. 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 Capitol Hill and Brookland Manor.
(c) The one of presidents and congressmen.
(d) The one of the House and the Senate.
6. Who used to attend the church in Camden that Kozol passes while chatting with two teachers from Camden High School?
(a) Langston Hughes.
(b) Martin Luther King, Jr.
(c) Robert Frost.
(d) Walt Whitman.
7. What is one way not mentioned by Kozol's friend Elizabeth that poor people know that they are living in a rich society?
(d) Reading books.
8. According to Kozol, what does the city of New York supply each ghetto school with?
(a) Police escorts.
(c) Pepper spray.
9. How much money does President H.W. Bush's alma-mater spend per student?
10. What racial group makes up 92 percent of the children that attend the public schools in Washington, D.C.?
11. How many students from Woodrow Wilson, according to Kozol, sign up to take the SAT in the spring of 1990 when he visits?
12. What do the students at Camden High School do during their lunch hour?
(a) Get bused to a school in Cherry Hill.
(b) They leave school to obtain lunch elsewhere.
(c) Eat lunch in the cafeteria.
(d) Attend a remedial class.
13. What are test scores in math and reading in America graded against?
(a) An absolute standard.
(b) A regional standard.
(c) A norm or average.
(d) A national standard.
14. What types of courses does the principal at Woodrow Wilson High School say he is unable to provide his students?
(a) AP courses.
(b) Remedial courses.
(c) Online courses.
(d) Honors courses.
15. Why did Kozol stay in Cherry Hill while he was visiting Camden?
(a) Because Camden did not have any hotels.
(b) Because Cherry Hill offers more shops and eateries.
(c) Because Kozol prefered to stay in an upper-income neighborhood.
(d) Because the school administrators thought Kozol would be safer in the suburbs.
Short Answer Questions
1. Why does one of the psychiatrists that Kozol speaks to believe many whites think more money will not help inner city schools?
2. What does the principal at PS79 say he will have to do if more students enroll at his school?
3. What does Kozol think will not solve inner-city problems?
4. What issue do PS261 and PS79 share?
5. What are two of the problems that Vernon Dover, principal of Pyne Point Junior High, tells Kozol exist at his school?
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