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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 the 1980 census, what percentage of men and women 17 and older in North Lawndale had no jobs?
(a) 68.
(b) 58.
(c) 62.
(d) 72.

2. Why did Sam Morgan, principal of East St. Louis High, not attend the school as a student?
(a) He lived to far way to attend the school.
(b) It was an all-white high school.
(c) The school was not built when he was in high school.
(d) He did not grow up in East St. Louis.

3. How did Kozol choose the cities that he visited?
(a) There was no special logic in the cities he chose to visit.
(b) He visited cities with a high rate of infant mortality.
(c) He visited cities where he had familiy.
(d) He chose cities that had were ranked as the most dangerous.

4. What years did the events in the book Savage Inequalities: Children in America's Schools take place?
(a) 1988-1992.
(b) 1988-1990.
(c) 1990-1991.
(d) 1986-1990.

5. How many children did Baldwin have in his classroom while teaching in the school located in the Boston suburbs?
(a) 21.
(b) 22.
(c) 23.
(d) 20.

Short Answer Questions

1. How many teachers did Kozol's students in the urban Boston school have before he was assigned to teach their class?

2. Where did Kozol hold his classes while teaching in the urban school in Boston?

3. What happened to Martin Luther King, Jr.'s home in Lawndale after he moved?

4. Which two poets did Kozol expose the children in the urban district to?

5. In what year was the ruling in Brown v. Board of Education made?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Kozol describe the Lawndale neighborhood?

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

3. What are California tax-exempt foundations and Super Schools? How did tax-exempt foundations and Super Schools assist affluent school districts in California? What school districts prosper from the tax-exempt foundation and Super Schools and which ones do not prosper from these entities?

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

5. Why does the author think that many wealthy people think it is okay if poor children receive fewer advantages?

6. Name three specific examples of overcrowding in New Jersey public schools.

7. What resources do the teachers at Pyne Point Junior High lack? How do the teachers improvise?

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

9. How do the suburban schools in New York compare to the urban schools in New York?

10. Why would the students at Woodrow Wilson High want to remain there rather than attending a school with better resources?

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