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

2. What is the dropout rate for Woodrow Wilson High School?
(a) 80%.
(b) 72%.
(c) 58%.
(d) 68%.

3. What racial group makes up 92 percent of the children that attend the public schools in Washington, D.C.?
(a) White.
(b) Black.
(c) Asian.
(d) Hispanic.

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

5. What is the only bright, clean building in the Camden area?
(a) The whorehouse.
(b) The new prison.
(c) The newest school.
(d) The mall.

Short Answer Questions

1. 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..."

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

3. According to Harper, how does her teacher punish the children?

4. What are test scores in math and reading in America graded against?

5. Who said that Americans allow all of their children the things they need to compete at the highest levels of success?

Short Essay Questions

1. Hoe does Kozol describe Camden, New Jersey?

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

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

4. Name three specific examples of overcrowding in New Jersey public schools.

5. Who is Joe Clark? What role did he play in the New Jersey public school system?

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

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

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

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

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

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