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

2. Why did the city of Chicago construct the high-speed Dan Ryan Expressway to go around certain parts of the city?
(a) To cut off the section of the city that houses the housing projects for black people.
(b) To only service those living in the suburbs, but working in downtown Chicago.
(c) To cut off the industrial sections of the city.
(d) To avoid sections of the city that were not highly populated.

3. What does Kozol say the high math and reading test scores in America are based on?
(a) How smart the students are.
(b) How much funding the schools receive.
(c) How badly other schools are doing.
(d) How well-prepared the students are.

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

5. What does John Coons of the University of California, Berkeley say all children technically are?
(a) Poor.
(b) Rich.
(c) Obedient.
(d) Educated.

Short Answer Questions

1. 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?

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

3. How many students from Woodrow Wilson, according to Kozol, sign up to take the SAT in the spring of 1990 when he visits?

4. What type of equipment do the students at Pyne Point Junior High use in their typing class?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

2. 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?

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

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

5. Why do public schools in certain areas of New York suffer more than others?

6. Hoe does Kozol describe Camden, New Jersey?

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

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

9. What problems do highly selective schools create in New York? Why do they create these problems?

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

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