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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 type of facility is missing from Camden High School?
(a) Locker room.
(b) A lunch facility.
(c) Gym.
(d) Teacher's lounge.

2. How many students from Woodrow Wilson, according to Kozol, sign up to take the SAT in the spring of 1990 when he visits?
(a) 54.
(b) 77.
(c) 132.
(d) 60.

3. According to Thurston, why are poor people in Washington, D.C. willing to accept a dual system of public education?
(a) They are ignorant to the fleeing of the middle class from the city.
(b) They want to keep the white and black middle class from fleeing the city.
(c) The poor do not realize there is a dual system of education.
(d) Poor parents want to expand the educational opportunities of their children.

4. Who are the manual arts classes in the Riverdale school reserved for?
(a) Truant students.
(b) Students with an interest in the manual arts.
(c) The special education students.
(d) The honors students.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the fate of Raymond Abbot long after the court's decision is rendered?

2. What types of courses does the principal at Woodrow Wilson High School say he is unable to provide his students?

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

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

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. Hoe does Kozol describe Camden, New Jersey?

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

6. How does the court ultimately rule in the class-action suit filed in 1981 by parents of school children in East Orange, Camden, Irvington, and Jersey City? What is the reaction of wealthier tax payers?

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

8. 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?

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

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

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