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
When Deborah was terminally ill with cancer and was brought home to die, there were many painful moments for the loved ones who surrounded her.
Part 1. Explain the message from God pertaining to Deborah that Denver delivered to Ron. Why did Denver believe that Deborah could not die? How did he believe he could help?
Part 2. Describe the state of Ron and Deborah's marriage when they woke up together on the morning of their 31st wedding anniversary. Had the damage been repaired? Did Ron stand by her during her illness?
Part 3. What comforting words did Denver speak to Deborah on her deathbed? Explain why Deborah might have felt she could go in peace after hearing them.
Essay Topic 2
Both Ron and Denver must overcome issues and preconceived notions about certain kinds of people in order for their friendship to begin and to thrive as it does.
Part 1. Explain the ideas that Ron had about homeless people and give an example of why he might have felt this way.
Part 2. Explain Denver's ideas about white men and give an example of why he might have felt this way.
Part 3. Describe how Denver and Ron developed a mutual trust and respect for each other that changed how they each felt about white men and colored men.
Essay Topic 3
Deborah worked at the mission because she felt that God wanted her there, but Ron had different reasons.
Part 1. Explain the circumstances in the lives of Deborah and Ron led Ron to come work at the mission.
Part 2. Why did Ron decide to join Deborah in her volunteer work? Explain.
Part 3. Describe how and why the friendship between Denver and Ron began soon after Ron started to volunteer at the mission. Who encouraged this friendship?
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