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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. According to Kozol, which buildings in East St. Louis are the nicest?
(a) The federal courthouse and City Hall.
(b) The federal courthouse and the city government office building.
(c) The Pfizer factory and City Hall.
(d) City Hall and the main police station.
2. How many housing units are in the Villa Griffin homes?
3. In what year was the decision in Plessy v. Ferguson rendered?
4. Why does Kozol introduce his class to poetry?
(a) To reawaken the children's interest in school.
(b) Because he did not have any textbooks in his classroom.
(c) Because he did not have any lesson plans.
(d) To familiarize students with a different form of literature.
5. 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.
Short Answer Questions
1. According to sister Julia, why were classes never held at the newly constructed Jefferson School?
2. How much money does Kozol say is spent on each child attending a poor, non-white, public school around Chicago?
3. What religious order helps to operate a mission at the Villa Griffin homes?
4. What reason does Warren Franczyk, principal of Mary McLeod Bethune School, give for teachers losing their high school jobs in North Lawndale?
5. What are the two sources of lead in East St. Louis named in the Life on the Mississippi chapter?
Short Essay Questions
1. Who is Joe Clark? What role did he play in the New Jersey public school system?
2. How does Kozol describe East St. Louis?
3. Why does the author think that many wealthy people think it is okay if poor children receive fewer advantages?
4. How does Kozol describe the situation at Asbury Park and Irvington?
5. Why does Kozol say he wrote the book Savage Inequalities?
6. According to Kozol, what does the local school board control? How can the school board exercise real control over matters?
7. How do the children attending public schools in the suburbs of New York that Kozol interviews feel about sharing funding and resources with children at urban public schools?
8. How does Kozol describe the township of Sauget?
9. 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?
10. How does the judge respond to the class-action suit filed by the parent's of Raymond Abbot?
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