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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 banks did the Tribune say were located in North Lawndale?
(a) 1.
(b) 2.
(c) 0.
(d) 3.

2. Which one of the following does Kozol not mention as a place where the men in East St. Louis go when they disappear from the community?
(a) Living on the streets.
(b) The military.
(c) Prison.
(d) College.

3. What types of schools does the Chicago public school system lack?
(a) High Schools.
(b) Junior high schools.
(c) Early Head Start centers.
(d) Elementary Schools.

4. 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?
(a) George H. W. Bush.
(b) John F. Kennedy.
(c) Ronald Reagan.
(d) Richard Nixon.

5. What song does the group of children in the Villa Griffin homes say they sing after the flag pledge?
(a) Star Spangled Banner.
(b) Oh Happy Day.
(c) Jingle Bells
(d) Mary Had a Little Lamb.

Short Answer Questions

1. What are the names of the two auto bridges that cross the Mississippi to connect East St. Louis and St. Louis?

2. What is the racial makeup of 98 percent of the population in East St. Louis?

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

4. In the chapter entitled "Life on the Mississippi," what office is described as the largest office in Illinois?

5. What reason does Warren Franczyk, principal of Mary McLeod Bethune School, give for teachers losing their high school jobs in North Lawndale?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Kozol describe East St. Louis?

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

3. What problems exist at Martin Luther King High School in East St. Louis?

4. 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?

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

6. What reasons does Irl Solomon give for young teachers not staying at Martin Luther King Jr. High?

7. 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?

8. How does the pre-desegregation of schools compare to the post-desegregation?

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

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

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