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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. How did Denver feel about Deborah when he met her?
2. What family pet woke Li'l Buddy one night and alerted him to danger in the house?
3. With what type of vehicle did Denver help the white woman stranded on the side of the road?
4. Who was called Li'l Buddy, while growing up?
5. What was the name of Denver's father?
Short Essay Questions
1. 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.
2. Describe Deborah's first impression of Denver.
3. Describe how the three white boys nearly killed Denver in Chapter 1: Denver.
4. After Ron and Denver became friends, Denver shared a fear about Deborah with Ron. What was his fear?
5. While Deborah was in the final days of her life and in terrible pain, what message from God did Denver deliver to Ron?
6. 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?
7. 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.
8. With how much money did Denver return from Colorado and what was Ron's reaction?
9. Explain how Denver went about keeping an all-night prayer vigil for Deborah and tell how Ron reacted to the news that Denver was sleeping during the following day.
10. In the conclusion of the story, what did Denver tell Ron about being homeless?
Essay Topic 1
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 2
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.
Essay Topic 3
Describe the circumstances under which Ron learned that President Kennedy had been shot. Where was he? What was he doing? How did he hear the news?
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