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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. What does Kozol say lottery proceeds go towards?
(a) Welfare.
(b) State health system.
(c) State revenue.
(d) Education.

2. What year did Kozol begin teaching in Boston?
(a) 1965.
(b) 1964.
(c) 1962.
(d) 1963.

3. How much money does Kozol say is spent on each child attending a poor, non-white, public school around Chicago?
(a) $7,000.
(b) $6,000.
(c) $4,000.
(d) $5,000.

4. According to Kozol, which buildings in East St. Louis are the nicest?
(a) The federal courthouse and the city government office building.
(b) The federal courthouse and City Hall.
(c) City Hall and the main police station.
(d) The Pfizer factory and City Hall.

5. How do the chemical plants get away with not paying taxes in East St. Louis?
(a) They pay-off goverment officals.
(b) They file taxes in another state.
(c) They create small, self-governed, incorporated towns.
(d) They find tax loopholes.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Sister Julia say that the nicest house in the Villa Griffin homes is used for?

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

3. According to the 1980 census, what percentage of men and women 17 and older in North Lawndale had no jobs?

4. What system of schools does Kozol say are highly attractive to more sophisticated parents, who are disproportionately white and middle class?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. How does Kozol describe the Lawndale neighborhood?

6. 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?

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

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

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

10. How does Kozol describe East St. Louis?

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