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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 state is Camden located in?
(a) Maryland.
(b) New Jersey.
(c) New York.
(d) Virginia.

2. What is one way not mentioned by Kozol's friend Elizabeth that poor people know that they are living in a rich society?
(a) Reading books.
(b) TV.
(c) Advertisements.
(d) Movies.

3. What reason do students give Kozol for dropping out of school in New York?
(a) The did not get good grades.
(b) They felt unknown in their schools.
(c) They felt that school was not for them.
(d) They did not like their teachers.

4. What racial group makes up 92 percent of the children that attend the public schools in Washington, D.C.?
(a) White.
(b) Hispanic.
(c) Asian.
(d) Black.

5. What type of industry was Camden famous for at one point?
(a) Manufacturing.
(b) Pharmacuticals.
(c) Chemical plants.
(d) Farming.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who said that Americans allow all of their children the things they need to compete at the highest levels of success?

2. How many students attend PS261 daily?

3. According to Delabian Rice Thurston, where do the rich in Washington, D.C. try to send their children?

4. Who does the press hail as the answer to solving local school problems?

5. According to Kozol, students in what racial group are more often categorized as retarded?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. Describe PS 261.

4. Describe PS 79.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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