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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Denver's mission friends helped him conquer what with tutoring?
2. Who was Craig Dearden?
3. What did Denver bring to Mr. Ballantine in the hospital?
4. How long had Ron and Deborah been married when a personal crisis hit them?
5. At the dedication of the new cemetery, what was visible as far as the eye could see when fifty friends and family gathered in Deborah's memory?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
At the conclusion of the book, Denver and Ron bonded together in many ways.
Part 1. Describe their trip to Red River Parish and how Ron reacted to seeing the way Denver grew up.
Part 2. Explain where Ron went to live at the end of the story and how he brought Denver with him.
Part 3. Did Denver truly become the poor man who saved the city with his wisdom, as Deborah predicted? In what ways did he fulfill her prophecy? Explain and describe.
Essay Topic 2
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 3
Explain how Denver met Mr. Ballantine and how Mr. Ballantine treated Denver when they first met. What happened to Mr. Ballantine to put him into a public nursing home, and how did Denver continue to look after him while he was there? What reason did Denver have for treating this man so kindly?
This section contains 310 words
(approx. 2 pages at 300 words per page)