Mid-Book Test - Hard
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What did the needy have to sit through in order to receive a free dinner?
2. How soon after arriving in Fort Worth did Denver meet Deborah?
3. How many years did Denver work the cotton fields?
4. Why did Li'l Buddy not play much as a child?
5. What did Denver think of Deborah the first time he met her in Fort Worth?
Short Essay Questions
1. What dream did Deborah have that she told Ron about?
2. Describe how Ron felt when he looks back on Miss Poe's punishment 26 years earlier?
3. 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?
4. Describe the condition of Hershalee's house and what happened there when Ron and Denver visited it together.
5. Explain how and where Ron learned that President Kennedy had been shot.
6. How did Denver's encounter with the white woman with a flat tire impact his life?
7. Explain how Ron and Deborah used $10,000 in 1975 from the sale of a valuable Renoir painting.
8. How did Denver come to work as a sharecropper and who was responsible for his involvement?
9. After Deborah was given only weeks to live, why did Denver say that Deborah "ain't goin nowhere"?
10. In the conclusion of the story, what did Denver tell Ron about being homeless?
Essay Topic 1
Both Deborah and Denver had a premonition about the other. What was Deborah's premonition about Denver that she experienced in a dream? What was Denver's premonition about Deborah before she became ill? Did either of their premonitions come true?
Essay Topic 2
When Denver first arrived at the mission, he kept to himself and was considered a loner. Still, Deborah Hall sought him out.
Part 1. Describe how Deborah first approached Denver and how Denver felt about her.
Part 2. Explain the dream Deborah had and why she thought Denver might be the man from her dream.
Part 3. Explain how Deborah's influence led Denver to become more active in the mission. In what types of activities did Denver become involved?
Essay Topic 3
Before Ron's life was changed by Denver and others at the Union Gospel Mission, Ron had certain feelings about the poor and the homeless.
Part 1. Describe how Ron felt about the poor, homeless and needy before he began volunteering at the mission and met Denver.
Part 2. What happened to Ron's art gallery in Sundance Square to validate his feelings about the homeless?
Part 3. Explain how meeting Denver changed Ron's attitude toward the homeless.
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