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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 is the name of the facility where Ron and his wife volunteered their time?
(a) The Union Gospel Mission.
(b) The First Church of Denver.
(c) The Salvation Army.
(d) The Red River Parish.
2. For what reasons did Ron decide that Granddaddy was "the Man"?
(a) He hired blacks and whites to work for him, but fed the whites at the farmhouse and the blacks at the grocery store.
(b) He was in debt at the company store and could not make a profit on his land.
(c) He came from "old money."
(d) Because Uncle James told him so.
3. Of what social class was Ron a member while growing up?
(a) Upper class.
(b) Blue-collar middle class.
(c) Lower-middle class.
(d) Upper-middle class.
4. What valuable objects were in Ron's possession on the private jet?
(a) Three Monet landscapes.
(b) Three Georgia O'Keefe paintings.
(c) Two rare Picasso sculptures.
(d) $100,000 in cash and two bars of gold.
5. Denver recalled stories from his childhood about black men being fed to a gator for doing what?
(a) Looking at a white woman.
(b) Stealing cotton and selling it in town.
(c) Helping a stranded white woman with car trouble.
(d) Robbing the Man.
Short Answer Questions
1. How old was Denver when he was nearly killed by a group of white boys?
2. What did friendship mean to Denver?
3. How did Denver feel about Deborah when he met her?
4. What did Ron do for a living before becoming a successful and wealthy art dealer?
5. Where did Ron endure his teacher's cruel punishment?
Short Essay Questions
1. Explain why Ron was so surprised by Pearlie Mae's house when he and Denver visited it at the end of the book.
2. When Denver failed to arrive in Colorado on time, what thoughts and fears plagued Ron?
3. Explain how Denver went about keeping an all-night prayer vigil for Deborah and tell how Ron reacted to the news that Denver was sleeping during the following day.
4. Explain the conflict over white women between the "good ole' boys" and black men during the time that Denver was growing up in Louisiana.
5. Why did Denver hop on a freight train and flee the plantation?
6. Why did Denver work the cotton fields and continue to be treated like a slave thirty years after the formal end of slavery?
7. Describe the condition of Hershalee's house and what happened there when Ron and Denver visited it together.
8. Explain Deborah and Ron's differing reasons for becoming volunteers at the Union Gospel Mission.
9. After Deborah's funeral, how did Denver feel about Ron, and what dream-like experience or visitation made him feel more at ease in Ron's house?
10. Explain how Denver overcame his criminal record, lack of a driver license and inability to read to be able to take the trip to Colorado.
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