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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 attend Camden High School?
(a) 4,000.
(b) 2,000.
(c) 1,000.
(d) 3,000.

2. How low does Kozol report you can purchase a home for in North Camden?
(a) $10,000.
(b) $4,000.
(c) $7,000.
(d) $1,000.

3. What does the principal at PS79 say he will have to do if more students enroll at his school?
(a) He will have to expand his classes.
(b) He will have to find another building.
(c) He will have to hold some classes in temporary trailers.
(d) He will have to bus them to another school.

4. What was the former purpose of the building that houses PS261?
(a) YMCA.
(b) Movie theater.
(c) Factory.
(d) Roller skating rink.

5. What type of industry was Camden famous for at one point?
(a) Farming.
(b) Chemical plants.
(c) Manufacturing.
(d) Pharmacuticals.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Delabian Rice Thurston, where do the rich in Washington, D.C. try to send their children?

2. What is the only bright, clean building in the Camden area?

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

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

5. How does the school administrator at Morris High School in the South Bronx encourage the supposedly slow children to express themselves?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe PS 79.

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

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

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

5. 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?

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

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

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

9. 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?

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

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