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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 students from Woodrow Wilson, according to Kozol, sign up to take the SAT in the spring of 1990 when he visits?
(a) 60.
(b) 132.
(c) 54.
(d) 77.

2. What do the students at Camden High School do during their lunch hour?
(a) Attend a remedial class.
(b) Eat lunch in the cafeteria.
(c) Get bused to a school in Cherry Hill.
(d) They leave school to obtain lunch elsewhere.

3. What term does the principal at Camden High School give to the dividing up of the children based on their previous test results?
(a) Selective grouping.
(b) Homogeneous grouping.
(c) Random selection.
(d) Heterogeneous grouping.

4. What are test scores in math and reading in America graded against?
(a) A regional standard.
(b) A national standard.
(c) A norm or average.
(d) An absolute standard.

5. What are two of the problems that Vernon Dover, principal of Pyne Point Junior High, tells Kozol exist at his school?
(a) Low teacher salaries and space.
(b) Dropouts and low teacher salaries.
(c) Dropouts and space.
(d) Low enrollment and traunt students.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Kozol say Camden's entire property wealth of $250 million is less than the value of?

2. What state is Camden located in?

3. What term does Harper describe as "you crawl along the street and look for rocks. You look for rocks that other people spill. You crawl along your knees..."

4. According to Kozol, what is the estimated worth of the education a child receives in the suburbs of New York?

5. How many of the girls does the principal in Anacostia say will be pregnant by the fifth grade?

Short Essay Questions

1. What problems do highly selective schools create in New York? Why do they create these problems?

2. How does the court ultimately rule in the class-action suit filed in 1981 by parents of school children in East Orange, Camden, Irvington, and Jersey City? What is the reaction of wealthier tax payers?

3. Describe the Milliken v. Bradley case's appeal to Supreme Court.

4. What three Supreme Court justices wrote dissents for the Milliken v. Bradley case? Why did each dissent?

5. What does Tunisia, a student at Anacostia Elementary School, say that she would do if she had money? Why?

6. What similarity exist between selective schools in New York and Chicago?

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. Why does Kozol think that inner city problems would not be totally solved by better schools?

9. Describe PS 261.

10. Why do public schools in certain areas of New York suffer more than others?

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