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

2. According to the Wall Street Journal, what are the two worlds of Washington, D.C.?
(a) The one of Capitol Hill and Brookland Manor.
(b) The one of the House and the Senate.
(c) The one of presidents and congressmen.
(d) The one with sparking white monuments and Anacostia.

3. How many students attend PS261 daily?
(a) 1,400.
(b) 1,200.
(c) 1,300.
(d) 1,500.

4. According to Kozol, what statistic does New York find hard to track?
(a) The actual dropout rate.
(b) The races and ethnicities of the students in the public school system.
(c) The actual number of teachers in the system.
(d) The number of students enrolled in urban public schools.

5. Which city does Kozol point out as having a non-white administration for two years where conditions did not improve?
(a) Camden.
(b) Baltimore.
(c) Detroit.
(d) Chicago.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why did Kozol stay in Cherry Hill while he was visiting Camden?

2. How does the school administrator at Morris High School in the South Bronx encourage the supposedly slow children to express themselves?

3. What does John Coons of the University of California, Berkeley say all children technically are?

4. What did the press report soon after Kozol's visit to the Anacostia elementary school?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. 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?

2. What similarity exist between selective schools in New York and Chicago?

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

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

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

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

7. How does the judge respond to the class-action suit filed by the parent's of Raymond Abbot?

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

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

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

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