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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. Where did Ron endure his teacher's cruel punishment?
2. Which members of Li'l Buddy's family died when they were trapped in the house?
3. Before the boys who nearly killed Denver spotted him near the vehicle, what did they ask the white woman?
4. What does "the Man" mean?
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?
Short Essay Questions
1. Explain how Denver felt about Deborah's illness and why it reminded him of his past.
2. What happened to Ron's art gallery in Chapter 2: Ron that confirmed his negative attitude toward the homeless?
3. While Deborah was in the final days of her life and in terrible pain, what message from God did Denver deliver to Ron?
4. Describe how Rocky, Deborah's palomino pony, was used during Deborah's funeral and what Denver did after the ceremony was completed.
5. 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.
6. Why did Denver work the cotton fields and continue to be treated like a slave thirty years after the formal end of slavery?
7. 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.
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 final chapters of the book, explain the relationship that had developed between Ron and Denver.
10. Why did Denver hop on a freight train and flee the plantation?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
When Denver was 15, he was nearly dragged to death by three white boys on horseback who accused him of harassing a woman Denver was only trying to help. Describe the incident from the perspective of Denver, the white woman he was assisting and Bobby's aunt, who saved Denver's life.
Essay Topic 2
Compare and contrast the childhoods of Ron and Denver. Find two similarities and two differences. Do you think they would have been friends as children, had they met at a young age?
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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