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

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

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

3. What was the former purpose of the building that houses PS261?
(a) Movie theater.
(b) Roller skating rink.
(c) YMCA.
(d) Factory.

4. What is the dropout rate for Woodrow Wilson High School?
(a) 58%.
(b) 80%.
(c) 72%.
(d) 68%.

5. What type of equipment do the students at Pyne Point Junior High use in their typing class?
(a) Old Olympia typewriters.
(b) Old Dell computers.
(c) New Olympia typewriters.
(d) Slightly used computers from one of the schools in Cherry Hill.

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

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

8. What does Kozol say the high math and reading test scores in America are based on?
(a) How much funding the schools receive.
(b) How badly other schools are doing.
(c) How well-prepared the students are.
(d) How smart the students are.

9. 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 amount of money needed to educate children in the school system.
(c) The changes that the school system would make if white parents complained about the system.
(d) The changes that were needed to make the school system equivalent to those in the D.C. suburbs.

10. What does John Coons of the University of California, Berkeley say all children technically are?
(a) Obedient.
(b) Rich.
(c) Poor.
(d) Educated.

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

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

13. Why did the city of Chicago construct the high-speed Dan Ryan Expressway to go around certain parts of the city?
(a) To avoid sections of the city that were not highly populated.
(b) To cut off the industrial sections of the city.
(c) To only service those living in the suburbs, but working in downtown Chicago.
(d) To cut off the section of the city that houses the housing projects for black people.

14. 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.

15. 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) Honors courses.
(d) Online courses.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Thurston, why are poor people in Washington, D.C. willing to accept a dual system of public education?

2. How many students attend Camden High School?

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 state is Camden located in?

5. How does the school administrator at Morris High School in the South Bronx encourage the supposedly slow children to express themselves?

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