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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. Why did Denver fear that something bad would happen to Deborah?
(a) Because she was too trusting of the homeless.
(b) Because she deserved to be punished.
(c) Because she had scorned him.
(d) Because her work was so important to God and Satan.
2. What did Ron give Deborah after he became wealthy to make her forgive him for using her stock?
(a) The keys to a homeless shelter he purchased for her to run.
(b) A Falcon jet.
(c) A priceless Georgia O'Keefe painting.
(d) A gold Piaget watch and a mink jacket.
3. In which part of Fort Worth was Ron raised?
(a) Falcon Square.
(b) Haltom City.
(c) Red River Parish.
4. Of what social class was Ron a member while growing up?
(a) Lower-middle class.
(b) Blue-collar middle class.
(c) Upper class.
(d) Upper-middle class.
5. What were the names of Ron's parents?
(a) Big Mama and PawPaw.
(b) Denver and Deborah.
(c) Thurman and Hershalee.
(d) Earl and Tommye.
Short Answer Questions
1. What did Deborah witness a large black man complaining about being stolen from him?
2. What did Deborah tell Ron she saw in a dream?
3. Which group of people was responsible for the city changes Ron saw from the private jet?
4. Why was one of the central figures in the book called Li'l Buddy while growing up?
5. Why was Ron flying in a private jet over the city?
Short Essay Questions
1. How did Denver's encounter with the white woman with a flat tire impact his life?
2. Explain Deborah and Ron's differing reasons for becoming volunteers at the Union Gospel Mission.
3. Describe Ron's art gallery in Sundance Square and explain why his gallery did not post prices on their artwork for sale.
4. In what ways did Ron's grandfather, a blackland farm owner, treat his black and white employees differently?
5. At one time in each of their lives, both Ron and Denver considered themselves to be living "high on the hog," or living a very comfortable life, though their circumstances were vastly different. How were their "high on the hog" lifestyles different?
6. What dream did Deborah have that she told Ron about?
7. Explain how sharecropping works and tell about Denver's experience with sharecropping.
8. When half a million dollars was given to the mission, how did Mary Ellen credit Deborah and what was done with the money?
9. In the conclusion of the story, what did Denver tell Ron about being homeless?
10. How did people at the mission band together to help Deborah after her cancer surgery?
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