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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. When Denver learned that Deborah had only days to live, what did he say?
2. With whom was Ron having lunch when he received an important phone call from Deborah?
3. What was Denver's fear in relation to Deborah in Chapter 30?
4. What did Denver call Deborah's appearance to him as he slept in her home after her death?
5. Why did Denver want to travel to Colorado?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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?
Essay Topic 2
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 3
When Denver was a boy, a fire broke out that killed Big Mama and Cousin Chook. Shortly thereafter, Denver's father, BB, was stabbed to death, and Uncle James died a short time later.
Part 1. Explain how so much loss at a young age impacted Denver as a grown man. What fears and insecurities did he have as a result?
Part 2. How do you think Denver's life might have been different if Big Mama had survived the fire?
Part 3. Deborah's death was especially hard on Denver. What did Denver wonder about God when Deborah was taken away from him?
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