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

2. According to Kozol, students in what racial group are more often categorized as retarded?
(a) Asian.
(b) White.
(c) Hispanic.
(d) Black.

3. What does Thurston say black people did not understand regarding their children and the public education system in Washington, D.C. and those in the surrounding suburbs?
(a) The changes that were needed to make the school system equivalent to those in the D.C. suburbs.
(b) The length that whites would go to keep their children at a distance from black children.
(c) The changes that the school system would make if white parents complained about the system.
(d) The amount of money needed to educate children in the school system.

4. What is the fate of Raymond Abbot long after the court's decision is rendered?
(a) He is a student at Rutgers University.
(b) He is a cocaine addict in jail.
(c) He is living on the streets.
(d) He is working full-time as a manager in a fast food resturant.

5. What issue do PS261 and PS79 share?
(a) Lack of up-to-date resources.
(b) Lack of space.
(c) Unqualified teachers.
(d) Low enrollment.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where do most of the motivated children at Morris High School plan to go after they graduate?

2. What term does the principal at Camden High School give to the dividing up of the children based on their previous test results?

3. What does Kozol think will not solve inner-city problems?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. Describe PS 79.

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

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

6. 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?

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

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

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

10. Hoe does Kozol describe Camden, New Jersey?

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