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

2. Why did Kozol stay in Cherry Hill while he was visiting Camden?
(a) Because Cherry Hill offers more shops and eateries.
(b) Because Camden did not have any hotels.
(c) Because Kozol prefered to stay in an upper-income neighborhood.
(d) Because the school administrators thought Kozol would be safer in the suburbs.

3. How long do some of the students at Morris High School think it will be before blacks and whites work together to better public education?
(a) 200 years.
(b) 300 years.
(c) 400 years.
(d) 100 years.

4. What does the principal of Tunisia's school say she sees children doing in order to have something to eat at home?
(a) Asking for extra food at lunch.
(b) Pocketing chicken nuggets.
(c) Staying after school to receive free dinner.
(d) Stealing from other students lunches.

5. What does John Coons of the University of California, Berkeley say all children technically are?
(a) Obedient.
(b) Rich.
(c) Poor.
(d) Educated.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. According to Kozol, what statistic does New York find hard to track?

3. How many students attend PS261 daily?

4. What is one way Jonathan Kozol says can show people how valuable we think they are?

5. After speaking to the kindergarten class at PS79, Kozol learns that one of the African-American boys in the class travels how long each day to get to school?

Short Essay Questions

1. Hoe does Kozol describe Camden, New Jersey?

2. How does Kozol describe the Anacostia neighborhood where Harper and her mother live?

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

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

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

6. 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?

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

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

9. Describe PS 79.

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

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