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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. 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?
(a) 2 hours.
(b) 1 hour.
(c) 3 hours.
(d) 4 hours.

2. 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 Camden did not have any hotels.
(c) Because the school administrators thought Kozol would be safer in the suburbs.
(d) Because Cherry Hill offers more shops and eateries.

3. What are two of the problems that Vernon Dover, principal of Pyne Point Junior High, tells Kozol exist at his school?
(a) Dropouts and low teacher salaries.
(b) Low enrollment and traunt students.
(c) Low teacher salaries and space.
(d) Dropouts and space.

4. What are test scores in math and reading in America graded against?
(a) An absolute standard.
(b) A national standard.
(c) A regional standard.
(d) A norm or average.

5. What is the race of the non-white children in the accelerated classes at the school in Riverdale?
(a) Black.
(b) African.
(c) Asian.
(d) Hispanic.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which city does Kozol point out as having a non-white administration for two years where conditions did not improve?

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

3. According to Kozol, what is the estimated worth of the education a child receives in the suburbs of New York?

4. What is one way not mentioned by Kozol's friend Elizabeth that poor people know that they are living in a rich society?

5. What type of industry was Camden famous for at one point?

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

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

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

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

7. 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?

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

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

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

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