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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, East St. Louis has one of the highest rates of which disease in America?
(a) Heart disease.
(b) Type II diabetes.
(c) Child ssthma.
(d) High-blood pressure.
2. What years did the events in the book Savage Inequalities: Children in America's Schools take place?
3. According to Kozol, whose real names are used in the book Savage Inequalities?
(a) Religious characters.
(b) Public officials.
(c) Child characters.
(d) Adult characters.
4. How did Kozol choose the cities that he visited?
(a) He visited cities where he had familiy.
(b) There was no special logic in the cities he chose to visit.
(c) He chose cities that had were ranked as the most dangerous.
(d) He visited cities with a high rate of infant mortality.
5. According to Carla Hawkins, Chicago's public schools are in short supply of what type of resource?
(b) Funding .
Short Answer Questions
1. How many children did Baldwin have in his classroom while teaching in the school located in the Boston suburbs?
2. According to Kozol, what demographic lives predominantly to the east of East St. Louis?
3. Who authored the poem that one of the most embittered students in Kozol's class memorized?
4. Why does Kozol think the most enthusiastic and skilled teachers will not be attracted to urban schools, like Mary McLeod Bethune Schools?
5. According to Bonita Brodt, a writer for the Chicago Tribune, who is the president in the textbooks that the students are reading at Goudy Elementary School?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why does Kozol decide to leave teaching and focus on other social issues?
2. Why, in most cities, do the influential people that Kozol meets show little inclination to address the segregation in the pubic school system?
3. Describe the urban public school that Kozol taught in while in Boston.
4. What financial cuts are proposed for the schools in East St. Louis? Why do cuts have to be made to the schools in East St. Louis? Who is responsible for making the cuts?
5. Where does Kozol go on his journey to speak with students in the public school system? How does Kozol choose the schools that he visited?
6. Why are the major industries that dump waste into East St. Louis not taxed there?
7. How does Kozol describe the township of Sauget?
8. Compare the two court decisions, Brown v. Board of Education and Plessy v. Ferguson.
9. How do many of the children know that they are receiving an inferior education? What happens to many of the children after they realize they are receiving an inferior education?
10. How did East St. Louis become so poor?
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