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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. How many children did Baldwin have in his classroom while teaching in the urban school in Boston?
(a) 30.
(b) 20.
(c) 25.
(d) 35.

2. According to sister Julia, why were classes never held at the newly constructed Jefferson School?
(a) The construction was not done correctly.
(b) There was too much sewage in the school.
(c) The school was not completed.
(d) The school did not pass the school board inspection.

3. What reason does Warren Franczyk, principal of Mary McLeod Bethune School, give for teachers losing their high school jobs in North Lawndale?
(a) The low enrollment at the schools.
(b) They are unqualified for the jobs.
(c) They are shutting down certain schools.
(d) There is a need for more teachers at the elementary-school level.

4. How much money does Irl Soloman say he would earn by teaching one of the schools in the suburbs of St. Louis?
(a) $48,000.
(b) $47,000.
(c) $50,000.
(d) $49,000.

5. How did Carla Hawkins, the teacher of a combination fifth and sixth grade class, acquire all the materials and resources for her class?
(a) The school board provided her with funding.
(b) She bought them herself.
(c) The principal bought them for her.
(d) Another teacher loaned them to her.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

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

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

5. What area lies to the east of East St. Louis?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Compare Baldwin's experience teaching in the urban school district in Boston and the suburban school district west of Boston.

3. How the suburban public schools funded compared to the urban public schools?

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

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

7. How does Kozol describe East St. Louis?

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

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

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