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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What did Denver call Deborah's appearance to him as he slept in her home after her death?
2. Why was Denver's passionate speech about Deborah surprising?
3. Denver's mission friends helped him conquer what with tutoring?
4. How did Mr. Ballantine arrive at the mission?
5. How did Denver manage to come back from Colorado with so much money?
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
After Denver escaped the plantation on a freight train, he wandered for several years before ending up homeless on the streets of Fort Worth and eventually arriving at the Union Gospel Mission.
Part 1. Explain the "hobo code of honor" and how Denver ended up with a car because of it. For what purpose did Denver use the car?
Part 2. Under what conditions did Denver finally accept a bed at the mission?
Part 3. Explain what and where The Lot was. What did the mission volunteers do there?
Essay Topic 3
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.
This section contains 394 words
(approx. 2 pages at 300 words per page)