Test Your Rural School Knowledge With This Fun Quiz

Last Updated: June 25, 2011

This article appeared in the June 2011 Rural Policy Matters.


True or False: Most rural public school students live in sparsely populated western states.

False: 60 percent of rural students live in 14 states, only one of which (Texas) is west of the Mississippi. Source: National Center for Education Statistics, Common Core Data. 2007. ANSWER1

True or False: If you are African-American, your chances of living in poverty are greater if you live in the inner city than if you live in a rural area or a small town.

False: 29% of African-Americans living inside principal cities live in poverty. The rate is 33.1% in areas outside of inner city and suburban metropolitan areas. Source: Current Population Survey, U.S. Census Bureau. 2009. ANSWER2


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