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Divesting

(v) to deprive, as of rights or properly, dispossess

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adherent

(n). a person who follows or upholds a leader, cause, etc.; supporter; follower

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nouveau

(adj) newly or recently created, developed, or come to prominence

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rarefied

(adj). extremely high or elevated; loftly; exalted

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baubles

(n). showly, usually cheap, ornament; trinket, gewgaw

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perpetrated

(v) to commit, to present, execute, or do in a poor or tasteless manner

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artisan

(n) a person skilled in an applied art; a craftsperson

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ragtag

(adj) made up of mixed, often diverse elemets

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commemorate

(v) to serve as a emorial or reminder of

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topography

(n) the detailed mapping or charting of the features of a relatively small area, district, or locality

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knolls

(n) a small, rounded hill or eminence; hillock

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cistern

(n) a reservoir, tank, or container for storing or holding water or other liquid

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furrows

(n). a narrow groove made in the ground, esp by a plow

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curlicues

(n) an ornamental, fancy curl or twist, as in a signature

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fervent

(adj) having or showing great warmth or intensity or spirit, feeling, enthusiasm, etc; ardent

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teetotalers

(n) a person who abstains totally from intoxicating drink

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persnickety

(adj) overparticular; fussy

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ogle

(v) to look at amorously, flirtatiously, or impertinently

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gumption

(n) initiative, aggressiveness; resourcefulness, courage, spunk, guts

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coup

(n) a highly successful, unexpected stroke, act, or move; a clever action or accomplishment

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affable

(adj) pleasantly easy to approach and to talk to; friendly; cordial; warmly polite

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capitulations

(n) the document containing terms of surrender; yielding

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biovouaked

(v) to rest or assemble in such an area, encamp; temporarily or casual shelter

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groused

(v) to grumble; complain

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vestigial

(adj) trace from past

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verdant

(adj) green with vegetation, covered with growing plants or grass, green in tint or color

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chaparral

(n) dense growth of shrubs or small trees

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revert

(v) to return to former habit, practice, belief, condition, to come or go back

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vagarant

(n) a person who wanders about idly and has no permanent home or employment; vagabond; tramp

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self- deprecating

(adj) belittling or undervaluing oneself; excessively modest; ridcule oneself

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jockeyed

(v) deal shrewdly with

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congregants

(n) a person who is part of congregation; religious services

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berth

(n) a shelflike sleeping space, as on a ship, airplane, or railroad car, distance of safety

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consorting

(v) husband or wife; spouse, especially or a reigning monarch

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tangent

(adj) in immediate physical contact; touching

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festering

(v) to form pus; gonerate purulent matter; suppurate *to putrefy or rot

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fissure

(n) narrow opening produced by cleavage or separation of parts; crack separting, disagreement

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sustenance

(n) means of sustaining life; nourishment

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niche

(n) employment status

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construed

(v) to give the meaning or intenton of; explain, interpret; understand



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Same Kind of Different As Me, published June 2006, is a book co-written by Ron Hall and Denver Moore, with Lynn Vincent, telling about Hall's and Moore's

intersecting life journeys

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The story, however, goes deeper into the developing personal friendship between two men of entirely different upbringing, and the struggle that is required to make and maintain such a friendship across a

wide cultural canyon


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1. To what did Mary Ellen compare Deborah when a donation was made to the mission? (from Chapters 63 to 67)
A saint.
A kernel of wheat from a Bible story.
A guardian angel up in heaven.
A bulb planted in winter that finally bloomed in the spring.

kernel of wheat

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2. Who encouraged Ron and Denver to become friends? (from Chapters 18 to 28)
Deborah.
Sister Bettie.
Chef Jim.
Brother Bill.

Deborah

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3. From what event did Denver notice Deborah's absence and become worried? (from Chapter 29 to 34)
At the art gallery opening.
At a volunteers' meeting.
Bible study.
Free lunch day at the Lot.

bible study

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4. For what reasons did Ron decide that Granddaddy was "the Man"? (from Chapters 3 to 17)
He was in debt at the company store and could not make a profit on his land.
He hired blacks and whites to work for him, but fed the whites at the farmhouse and the blacks at the grocery store.
Because Uncle James told him so.
He came from "old money."

where he fed people

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5. Why did Ron tell Denver that he did not feel right about having a building named after Deborah? (from Chapters 52 to 62)
Because Ron felt the city could not afford the costs of the building.
Because she did not deserve it.
Because she would not have liked to draw attention to herself.
Because Ron wanted to privately memorialize her.

not draw attention

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6. What is the name of the facility where Ron and his wife volunteered their time? (from Chapters 18 to 28)
The Red River Parish.
The First Church of Denver.
The Union Gospel Mission.
The Salvation Army.

Union Gospel

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7. How did Mr. Ballantine arrive at the mission? (from Chapter 39 to 51)
He was dragged there by Denver.
He wandered there on foot.
He was pushed out of a car.
He was brought by the police.

pushed out of car

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8. At a ceremony in Deborah's honor, from what book did Ron read Deborah's notes that were scribbled in the margins? (from Chapters 52 to 62)
Her family album.
Her diary.
Her Bible.
Her scrapbook.

Her bible

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9. What did Denver want most from the volunteers? (from Chapters 18 to 28)
To become one of them.
To be left alone.
To be accepted as family.
Room and board.

to be left alone

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10. Who was Craig Dearden? (from Chapter 29 to 34)
A physician.
A shelter volunteer.
A preacher.
A sharecropper.

physician

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11. Why did Ron decide to volunteer his time to help the needy? (from Chapters 18 to 28)
He felt that God had called him to serve.
He wanted to be a good husband.
Denver invited him to join him.
He wanted to set a good example for his wife.

good husband

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11. Why did Ron decide to volunteer his time to help the needy? (from Chapters 18 to 28)
He felt that God had called him to serve.
He wanted to be a good husband.
Denver invited him to join him.
He wanted to set a good example for his wife.

good husband

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13. Why was the Colorado trip life-changing for everyone? (from Chapters 35 to 38)
Ron and Deborah decided to divorce while on the trip.
Denver realized he needed to change his life and Deborah wanted to help him.
It was the last trip Ron took before he died.
Denver proved he was trustworthy and Ron learned to trust.

trust

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14. In which state do the last two chapters of the book take place? (from Chapters 63 to 67)
Louisiana.
Texas.
California.
Florida.

texas

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15. What did Deborah insist would repair her marriage after Ron had an affair? (from Chapters 3 to 17)
A couple's therapy retreat.
Volunteering at the Union Gospel Mission.
Working for the Peace Corps for 18 months.
A cruise around the world.

a or b

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16. How did Pearlie Mae say she paid for her new indoor toilet? (from Chapters 63 to 67)
Stealing.
Bootlegging.
Sharecropping.
Panhandling.

botlegging

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17. What was Denver's fear in relation to Deborah in Chapter 30? (from Chapter 29 to 34)
That he would soon lose his job as a volunteer.
That another person close to him would die.
That Ron would never return his friendship.
That he would be homeless again.

another person e loved would die

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18. When Scott disliked the idea of bringing cigarettes to Mr. Ballantine in the hospital, how did Denver respond? (from Chapter 39 to 51)
That he would break the news to Mr. Ballantine.
That he would do it instead.
That he should do it to bless him and not judge him.
That Mr. Ballantine deserved some small pleasures.

bless him

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19. For what did Denver pray all night? (from Chapter 29 to 34)
For Ron and Debbie's marriage to be saved.
For Deborah's healing.
For Miss Bettie to love him.
For Regan to be cured.

for deborahs healing

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20. When Denver visited Pearlie May, what did she call him? (from Chapters 63 to 67)
Li'l Buddy.
The Man.
Sweetie Pie.
Mr. Sharecropper.

lil buddy

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21. How much money did Denver take to Colorado? (from Chapters 35 to 38)
$700.
$400.
$500.
$100.

700

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2. Whose house in Red River Parish was abandoned and overgrown with weeds? (from Chapters 63 to 67)
Big Mama.
Pearlie Mae.
Hershalee.
Tomyee.

Hershalee

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23. What was Dr. Robert Goldstein's specialty? (from Chapter 29 to 34)
The liver.
Marriage counseling.
The heart.
Mental illness.

liver

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24. What type of person was Uncle James? (from Chapters 3 to 17)
The Man.
A greedy and power-hungry man.
A Christian man who quoted Scripture.
A homeless man who smiled every day just because he was alive.

quoted scripture

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25. In Chapter 13, Denver looked back on life as a sharecropper. How did he feel at age 18 in a 2-room shack with a bed, table, stove and an outhouse? (from Chapters 3 to 17)
Like things were okay and he would survive.
Like he was living "high on the hog."
That things could only get better.
That he was at a dead-end.

high on the hog

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7. When Deborah bumped into an old friend from college while shopping, what caused her to return home, crying, with no packages? (from Chapter 39 to 51)
Deborah saw that her friend was very ill.
The friend told her she had an affair with Ron.
The friend acknowledged that Deborah was terminal.
Deborah learned that her friend was bankrupt and homeless.

terminal