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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. Denver recalled stories from his childhood about black men being fed to a gator for doing what?
(a) Robbing the Man.
(b) Looking at a white woman.
(c) Helping a stranded white woman with car trouble.
(d) Stealing cotton and selling it in town.
2. To what danger did the family pet alert Li'l Buddy?
(a) Leaking gas.
(b) An explosion in the kitchen.
(c) A car that had crashed through the kitchen.
(d) A fire.
3. What did Deborah insist would repair her marriage after Ron had an affair?
(a) A cruise around the world.
(b) Volunteering at the Union Gospel Mission.
(c) Working for the Peace Corps for 18 months.
(d) A couple's therapy retreat.
4. How many years did Denver work the cotton fields?
5. What thoughts about the homeless did Ron have as he flew in a private jet over Fort Worth and looked down on the city?
(a) He was grateful that there were no homeless people begging on the streets of Fort Worth.
(b) He had sympathy because he used to be homeless.
(c) He was pleased that the city was moving the homeless so they would not bother him anymore.
(d) He was heartbroken for the future of the homeless.
Short Answer Questions
1. What were the names of Ron's parents?
2. What valuable objects were in Ron's possession on the private jet?
3. What part of Ron's body ached as he endured the humiliating punishment from his teacher?
4. What made Denver leave the plantation?
5. Before the boys who nearly killed Denver spotted him near the vehicle, what did they ask the white woman?
Short Essay Questions
1. Describe how the three white boys nearly killed Denver in Chapter 1: Denver.
2. Explain why Denver's upbringing and level of education might have made it difficult for him to start a new life away from the plantation.
3. Describe the condition of Hershalee's house and what happened there when Ron and Denver visited it together.
4. 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?
5. How did Denver learn of Deborah's illness?
6. Explain what Ron learned about Deborah's health during a phone call he received while having lunch with his daughter, Regan.
7. 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.
8. What happened to Ron's art gallery in Chapter 2: Ron that confirmed his negative attitude toward the homeless?
9. Explain the chain of events in Chapter 2: Ron that begin with Ron boarding a private jet and end with Ron attending a luncheon in his honor.
10. Denver worried about disappointing Ron regarding the Colorado trip. How did Denver prove himself trustworthy during the trip?
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