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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Though Deborah had not spoken in five days, what did she suddenly cry out to Ron?
2. What did Denver call Deborah's appearance to him as he slept in her home after her death?
3. How long had Ron and Deborah been married when a personal crisis hit them?
4. With how much money did Denver return from Colorado?
5. From what event did Denver notice Deborah's absence and become worried?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
When Deborah was terminally ill with cancer and was brought home to die, there were many painful moments for the loved ones who surrounded her.
Part 1. Explain the message from God pertaining to Deborah that Denver delivered to Ron. Why did Denver believe that Deborah could not die? How did he believe he could help?
Part 2. Describe the state of Ron and Deborah's marriage when they woke up together on the morning of their 31st wedding anniversary. Had the damage been repaired? Did Ron stand by her during her illness?
Part 3. What comforting words did Denver speak to Deborah on her deathbed? Explain why Deborah might have felt she could go in peace after hearing them.
Essay Topic 2
At age 18, Denver worked for the Man, but surveyed his lifestyle and decided he lived "high on the hog."
Part 1. Explain what "high on the hog" means and give an example.
Part 2. Explain what Denver had. Did he actually own these things?
Part 3. If Denver was living "high on the hog," why do you think he eventually escaped on the freight train?
Essay Topic 3
Ron grew up in a lower-middle class home and spent his summers with his grandfather, a farmer and landowner.
Part 1. Describe Ron's parents. Do you think Ron was well-cared for as a child?
Part 2. Explain why or not Ron's grandfather was the Man. Did he treat his white and colored workers differently?
Part 3. Consider how Ron felt about the poor and homeless when he grew up. Find two reasons from Ron's childhood that might explain why Ron felt this way as an adult.
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