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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. According to Kozol, when visiting urban public schools who refused to take him to the neighborhoods were the schools were located?
(a) Public Transit.
(b) Taxi Drivers.
(c) Parents.
(d) School Administrators.

2. According to Carla Hawkins, Chicago's public schools are in short supply of what type of resource?
(a) Teachers.
(b) Students.
(c) Funding .
(d) Supplies.

3. What are the names of the two auto bridges that cross the Mississippi to connect East St. Louis and St. Louis?
(a) Malcolm X Bridge and Martin Luther King Bridge.
(b) Poplar Street Bridge and Martin Luther King Bridge.
(c) Poplar Street Bridge and Mississippi River Bridge.
(d) St. Louis Gateway Bridge and Malcolm X Bridge.

4. Which two poets did Kozol expose the children in the urban district to?
(a) T.S. Eliot and Claude McKay.
(b) Langston Hughes and T.S. Eliot.
(c) Robert Frost and Langston Hughes.
(d) Langston Hughes and Claude McKay.

5. When Kozol decides to see what's happening in America's schools, what shocked and outraged him most about the public school system?
(a) The overcrowding in classrooms.
(b) The lack of books in the classrooms.
(c) The segregation that still existed in the school system.
(d) The lack of qualified teachers in the school system.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Kozol, which buildings in East St. Louis are the nicest?

2. What song does the group of children in the Villa Griffin homes say they sing after the flag pledge?

3. What major difference did Warren Franczyk, principal at Mary McLeod Bethune School, say existed between Mary McLeod Bethune School in North Lawndale and the magnet schools that the city runs?

4. Why was Kozol fired from his teaching job in the urban Boston school?

5. What is the population of the town of Sauget?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the urban public school that Kozol taught in while in Boston.

2. How did East St. Louis become so poor?

3. Compare the two court decisions, Brown v. Board of Education and Plessy v. Ferguson.

4. Why are the major industries that dump waste into East St. Louis not taxed there?

5. How does Coral Hawkins stand out from most of the teachers Kozol meets at Mary McLeod Bethune School?

6. What is there for residents to do in East St. Louis for fun?

7. How does Kozol describe the township of Sauget?

8. Why, in most cities, do the influential people that Kozol meets show little inclination to address the segregation in the pubic school system?

9. How does the pre-desegregation of schools compare to the post-desegregation?

10. What problem exists at Lathrop Elementary School, and what is the source of this problem?

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