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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What was the turning point in the relationship between Denver, Deborah and Ron?
2. From what event did Denver notice Deborah's absence and become worried?
3. How did Mr. Ballantine treat Denver at first?
4. What was Denver's fear in relation to Deborah in Chapter 30?
5. In what type of casket was Deborah buried?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
Sharecropping has been called a modern form of slavery. It was all Denver knew for the first thirty years of his life.
Part 1. Explain how sharecropping works.
Part 2. Describe the life of the sharecropper who harvests the land.
Part 3. Explain who the Man is.
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 395 words
(approx. 2 pages at 300 words per page)