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

2. What type of equipment do the students at Pyne Point Junior High use in their typing class?
(a) Slightly used computers from one of the schools in Cherry Hill.
(b) Old Olympia typewriters.
(c) Old Dell computers.
(d) New Olympia typewriters.

3. After speaking to the kindergarten class at PS79, Kozol learns that one of the African-American boys in the class travels how long each day to get to school?
(a) 2 hours.
(b) 3 hours.
(c) 1 hour.
(d) 4 hours.

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

5. How does Harper's mother describe her life in an Anacostia neighborhood?
(a) A train wreck.
(b) A battle zone.
(c) A cold death.
(d) Living on cloud nine.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to the principal, how much does Woodrow Wilson spend yearly on each student?

2. What are test scores in math and reading in America graded against?

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

4. What term does Harper describe as "you crawl along the street and look for rocks. You look for rocks that other people spill. You crawl along your knees..."

5. What reason do students give Kozol for dropping out of school in New York?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

7. Describe PS 79.

8. 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?

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

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

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