|Name: _________________________||Period: ___________________|
This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Which citiy sits across the Delaware River from Camden?
(a) Dover, DE.
(b) Philadelphia, PA.
(c) New York, NY.
(d) Trenton, NJ.
2. What does Kozol think will not solve inner-city problems?
(a) More social workers in the neighborhood.
(b) More minority-owned businesses.
(c) Better schools.
(d) More social services.
3. How does the school administrator at Morris High School in the South Bronx encourage the supposedly slow children to express themselves?
(a) In theater.
(b) By writing poetry.
(c) Through interpretive dance.
(d) By writing short stories.
4. What does Kozol say Camden's entire property wealth of $250 million is less than the value of?
(a) One country club in Cherry Hill.
(b) One casino in Atlantic City.
(c) One school in the suburbs of Camden.
(d) One upscale department store on New York City's Fifth Avenue.
5. What does Kozol say the high math and reading test scores in America are based on?
(a) How badly other schools are doing.
(b) How much funding the schools receive.
(c) How well-prepared the students are.
(d) How smart the students are.
Short Answer Questions
1. What are two of the problems that Vernon Dover, principal of Pyne Point Junior High, tells Kozol exist at his school?
2. What does the principal at PS79 say he will have to do if more students enroll at his school?
3. According to Kozol, what does the city of New York supply each ghetto school with?
4. What are test scores in math and reading in America graded against?
5. What is one way Jonathan Kozol says can show people how valuable we think they are?
Short Essay Questions
1. Who is Joe Clark? What role did he play in the New Jersey public school system?
2. 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?
3. Why do public schools in certain areas of New York suffer more than others?
4. What problems do highly selective schools create in New York? Why do they create these problems?
5. Where does Delabian Rice-Thurston say the rich and middle class in Washington, D.C. try to send their children to school? Why don't the poor parents send their children to the same schools?
6. What three Supreme Court justices wrote dissents for the Milliken v. Bradley case? Why did each dissent?
7. How does Kozol describe the D.C. school system?
8. Describe PS 79.
9. How does Kozol describe the Anacostia neighborhood where Harper and her mother live?
10. How does the judge respond to the class-action suit filed by the parent's of Raymond Abbot?
This section contains 1,182 words
(approx. 4 pages at 300 words per page)