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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 Thurston say black people did not understand regarding their children and the public education system in Washington, D.C. and those in the surrounding suburbs?
(a) The amount of money needed to educate children in the school system.
(b) The length that whites would go to keep their children at a distance from black children.
(c) The changes that were needed to make the school system equivalent to those in the D.C. suburbs.
(d) The changes that the school system would make if white parents complained about the system.

2. What business entities exist in Camden but do not pay taxes?
(a) A pharmacutical plant and a sewage treatment plant.
(b) A chemical plant and incinerator.
(c) An incinerator and sewage treatment plant.
(d) A sewage treatment plant and a chemical plant.

3. Why does one of the psychiatrists that Kozol speaks to believe many whites think more money will not help inner city schools?
(a) Because they believe that non-whites do not deserve a better education.
(b) Because they believe non-whites are actually born inferior.
(c) Because they believe that poor blacks should not be allowed in white schools.
(d) Because they believe that a good education should be reserved for the rich.

4. According to Kozol, what statistic does New York find hard to track?
(a) The actual dropout rate.
(b) The number of students enrolled in urban public schools.
(c) The races and ethnicities of the students in the public school system.
(d) The actual number of teachers in the system.

5. What does Kozol say the high math and reading test scores in America are based on?
(a) How smart the students are.
(b) How well-prepared the students are.
(c) How much funding the schools receive.
(d) How badly other schools are doing.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where is Camden ranked in terms of its number of poor people as compared to other states in the U.S.?

2. Why did the city of Chicago construct the high-speed Dan Ryan Expressway to go around certain parts of the city?

3. What type of equipment do the students at Pyne Point Junior High use in their typing class?

4. Where do most of the motivated children at Morris High School plan to go after they graduate?

5. What term does the principal at Camden High School give to the dividing up of the children based on their previous test results?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Kozol describe the situation at Asbury Park and Irvington?

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

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

4. What resources do the teachers at Pyne Point Junior High lack? How do the teachers improvise?

5. How does the judge respond to the class-action suit filed by the parent's of Raymond Abbot?

6. How do the suburban schools in New York compare to the urban schools in New York?

7. How does Kozol describe the two worlds of Washington, D.C.?

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

9. How are test scores in math and reading determined? How do the determination of these scores affect children in poor schools?

10. How does Kozol describe the D.C. school system?

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