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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. At a ceremony in Deborah's honor, from what book did Ron read Deborah's notes that were scribbled in the margins?
2. By which means of transportation did Denver travel to Colorado?
3. To where did Ron and Denver take a trip together?
4. How did Mr. Ballantine treat Denver at first?
5. How much money did Denver take to Colorado?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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.
Essay Topic 2
Describe Deborah's funeral and memorial service. What did Denver do after Deborah was buried in a plain pine casket? When Denver spoke at Deborah's memorial service, how was it out of character for him to do so? What did he say about Deborah? What did he announce that he was going to do in her memory?
Essay Topic 3
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?
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