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

2. How does the school administrator at Morris High School in the South Bronx encourage the supposedly slow children to express themselves?
(a) In theater.
(b) By writing short stories.
(c) By writing poetry.
(d) Through interpretive dance.

3. Which school did President George H.W. Bush attend?
(a) St. Johns Academy.
(b) Phillips Academy.
(c) Dearborne Academy.
(d) Dearfield Academy.

4. 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) Secretaries.
(b) Rock stars.
(c) Lawyers.
(d) Teachers.

5. According to the principal, how much does Woodrow Wilson spend yearly on each student?
(a) $4,000.
(b) $2,000.
(c) $3,000.
(d) $5,000.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Kozol, what does the city of New York supply each ghetto school with?

2. What does the New York Times say the better public schools are intended to do?

3. According to one teacher at Camden High School, what does the high school proficiency exam control?

4. According to Kozol, how many people are supposed to be in PS261 at one time?

5. What racial group makes up 92 percent of the children that attend the public schools in Washington, D.C.?

Short Essay Questions

1. Hoe does Kozol describe Camden, New Jersey?

2. Name three specific examples of overcrowding in New Jersey public schools.

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

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

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

6. 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?

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. Describe PS 79.

9. How do the suburban schools in New York compare to the urban schools in New York?

10. What three Supreme Court justices wrote dissents for the Milliken v. Bradley case? Why did each dissent?

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