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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) 0.
(b) 1.
(c) 2.
(d) 3.

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

3. Who does Kozol say is the biggest employer in East St. Louis?
(a) Public education.
(b) Prostitution.
(c) Pfizer Chemical Co.
(d) Drug trade.

4. What major difference did Warren Franczyk, principal at Mary McLeod Bethune School, say existed between Mary McLeod Bethune School in North Lawndale and the magnet schools that the city runs?
(a) The magnet school receives more funding than Mary McLeod Bethune School.
(b) The magnet schools do not have staffing problems.
(c) The magnet schools have staff problems.
(d) Mary McLeod Bethune is located next door to a chemical plant.

5. What reason did the Post-Dispatch give for the evacuation of Martin Luther King Junior High School in the early spring of 1989?
(a) Sewage in the school.
(b) The emission of toxic chemicals.
(c) Fires in the kitchen.
(d) Lead in the drinking water.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. According to Carla Hawkins, Chicago's public schools are in short supply of what type of resource?

3. 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?

4. What years did the events in the book Savage Inequalities: Children in America's Schools take place?

5. What are the major industries in Sauget besides the chemical plants?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Kozol describe the Lawndale neighborhood?

2. How did East St. Louis become so poor?

3. What type of health issues exist in East St. Louis? Why do these illnesses exist?

4. 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?

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

6. 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?

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

8. 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?

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

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

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