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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 does the press hail as the answer to solving local school problems?
(a) Government officials.
(b) School administrators.
(c) Non-white leaders.
(d) White leaders.

2. How low does Kozol report you can purchase a home for in North Camden?
(a) $1,000.
(b) $7,000.
(c) $10,000.
(d) $4,000.

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

4. What business entities exist in Camden but do not pay taxes?
(a) A sewage treatment plant and a chemical plant.
(b) An incinerator and sewage treatment plant.
(c) A pharmacutical plant and a sewage treatment plant.
(d) A chemical plant and incinerator.

5. According to Kozol, what is the estimated worth of the education a child receives in the suburbs of New York?
(a) $12,000.
(b) $13,000.
(c) $14,000.
(d) $11,000.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

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

4. What are two of the problems that Vernon Dover, principal of Pyne Point Junior High, tells Kozol exist at his school?

5. What is one way not mentioned by Kozol's friend Elizabeth that poor people know that they are living in a rich society?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. 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?

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

7. 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?

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

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

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

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