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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. Whose voices does Kozol say were missing from summit conferences on education, severe reports, and ominous prescriptions?
(a) The children's voices.
(b) The communities' voices.
(c) The parents' voices.
(d) The teachers' voices.

2. How many non-white students does Kozol say attended most of the urban schools he visited?
(a) 95 to 97 percent.
(b) 90 to 99 percent.
(c) 95 to 99 percent.
(d) 97 to 100 percent.

3. In what year was the ruling in Brown v. Board of Education made?
(a) 1954.
(b) 1952.
(c) 1956.
(d) 1950.

4. What was the poem that is memorized by the students in Kozol's class about?
(a) Infant mortality.
(b) The public school system.
(c) Broken dreams.
(d) Ghetto life.

5. Approximately how many neighborhoods did Kozol visit?
(a) 20.
(b) 30.
(c) 15.
(d) 25.

Short Answer Questions

1. How many housing units are in the Villa Griffin homes?

2. What is one way Kozol says children realize they are getting an inferior education?

3. How many banks did the Tribune say were located in North Lawndale?

4. Who does Kozol condemn for offering to help troubled non-white schools, but who actually intend for disadvantaged students to prepare themselves for low-quality, factory jobs?

5. How much money does Irl Soloman say he would earn by teaching one of the schools in the suburbs of St. Louis?

Short Essay Questions

1. Compare Coral Hawkins to the gospel teacher at Mary McLeod Bethune School.

2. How does Kozol describe the township of Sauget?

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

4. What does the media, parents, and teachers think the issue is with public education?

5. Why does Kozol decide to leave teaching and focus on other social issues?

6. How does Kozol describe the neighborhoods in which the urban schools he visited were located?

7. Why does Kozol say he wrote the book Savage Inequalities?

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

9. Why is employment limited in East St. Louis?

10. How does Kozol describe the Lawndale neighborhood?

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