Short Essay Questions Key
1. How did Denver's encounter with the white woman with a flat tire impact his life?
Denver's encounter with the white woman with a flat tire impacted his life because he became wary of being seen with a white woman or being thought of as bothering one. Thus, he avoided them for his entire life. It was not until he met Deborah many years later that he spoke to a white woman again.
2. When Denver was changing the white woman's tire in Chapter 1: Denver, why did he stand up to let the white boys know he is there?
Denver stood up to let the boys know he was there because he knew trouble was coming. He decided that it was better for it to not look like he was trying to hide from them. He hoped at first that they would just ride by, but when it was obvious that they would not, he decided he should stand up and face them.
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