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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. How soon after arriving in Fort Worth did Denver meet Deborah?
(a) Immediately, because she met him at the train station.
(b) Many years.
(c) Many months.
(d) Only a few hours.
2. With what problem did Denver help the white woman who was stranded with her vehicle on the side of the road?
(a) Fixing a leaky radiator.
(b) Putting out an engine fire.
(c) Replacing a loose belt.
(d) Changing a tire.
3. From where was Denver returning when he spotted the white woman with car trouble on the side of the road?
(a) The Man's house where he was visiting Bobby.
(b) The Man's house where he stole a bike.
(c) His aunt's house.
(d) His father BB's shack on the plantation.
4. Denver lacked which basic abilities when he arrived in Fort Worth?
(a) He could not run or walk quickly.
(b) He could not hear or speak well.
(c) He could not read, write or figure.
(d) He could not sign his name or use a telephone.
5. Before meeting Deborah, when was the last time Denver spoke to a white woman?
(a) When he helped a woman with car trouble as a teenager.
(b) When he met a homeless white woman hitching a train ride.
(c) When the mission volunteers brought him lunch on the plantation.
(d) When his father was killed and a kindly white nurse took pity on young Denver.
Short Answer Questions
1. How many boys were there in the group that nearly killed Denver?
2. Who was supposed to receive the Dixie cup Ron handed to his teacher by mistake?
3. What did Denver do when he spotted the white boys who he knew would cause trouble if they saw him helping a white woman?
4. What does "the Man" mean?
5. Who was called Li'l Buddy, while growing up?
Short Essay Questions
1. For the Colorado trip, Ron trusted Denver but feared he might not return. Describe the valuable items with which Denver was entrusted.
2. Describe how Ron felt about urban development as he flew over the city in Chapter 2: Ron, and saw the groundwork for new buildings that would force the homeless to be relocated.
3. Normally soft-spoken, explain how Denver defied his usual custom of keeping to himself at the memorial service for Deborah that was attended by a thousand people.
4. 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?
5. Describe Ron's art gallery in Sundance Square and explain why his gallery did not post prices on their artwork for sale.
6. Denver worried about disappointing Ron regarding the Colorado trip. How did Denver prove himself trustworthy during the trip?
7. How did Denver come to work as a sharecropper and who was responsible for his involvement?
8. 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.
9. When Ron and Denver traveled to Red River Parish and Denver asked Ron to drive to the plantation where Denver used to live, how did Ron react to seeing Denver's 2-room shack, and how did Denver feel about seeing it again?
10. Why did Denver work the cotton fields and continue to be treated like a slave thirty years after the formal end of slavery?
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