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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 did the press report soon after Kozol's visit to the Anacostia elementary school?
(a) Statistics about the D.C. dropout rate.
(b) A lawsuit against the public schools in D.C.
(c) A prostitution round-up.
(d) A muder at the school.

2. What type of people does Octovia, a child at the Anacostia elementary school, say that the girls want to be like when they grow up?
(a) Lawyers.
(b) Rock stars.
(c) Secretaries.
(d) Teachers.

3. According to Kozol, what does the city of New York supply each ghetto school with?
(a) Pepper spray.
(b) Police escorts.
(c) Guns.
(d) Handcuffs.

4. Who is the former principal of East Side High School that was praised by U.S. Education Secretary William Bennett?
(a) Jim Johnson.
(b) John Brown.
(c) Joe Clark.
(d) James Richmond.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Kozol, students in what racial group are more often categorized with a speech disorder?

2. According to the principal, how much does Woodrow Wilson spend yearly on each student?

3. How does Harper's mother describe her life in an Anacostia neighborhood?

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

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

6. Why would the students at Woodrow Wilson High want to remain there rather than attending a school with better resources?

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

8. Describe PS 79.

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

10. 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?

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