Children of a Lesser God Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Mark Medoff
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Does Sarah enjoy her job, according to the way she responds to James when he asks?

2. Sarah wants to continue to _____________, so she does not want to leave.

3. Sarah and James make a pact: "Let no one, living or dead, absent or present, ever _____________."

4. Where is Sarah during the last lesson of the day that James has to take care of before leaving?

5. __________ does a grotesque imitation of Orin and Lydia as they try to form words.

Short Essay Questions

1. Why can't James enjoy the pleasure of music anymore, according to him?

2. What is the basis of the case the Orin and his lawyer are trying to make against the deaf school?

3. What does Orin inform Sarah of as she is walking beside him during the scene?

4. What does James believe that he did which he admits to the audience with some difficulty?

5. What does Sarah say when James asks her if she enjoys being a maid at the school?

6. Why is James angry and hurt by the actions of Sarah and her speech?

7. What happens when Orin and Sarah begin to reminisce about their childhood?

8. What does James have to say to Mrs. Norman about Sarah's intelligence and her future?

9. What does James say to himself (and to the audience) after Sarah runs off the stage after their argument?

10. What is Sarah's mother's reaction to learning that Sarah had a job with the school?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Sarah has decided not to go to the deaf school at first and not to be a part of the hearing world either, before she meets James and attends the school.

Part 1: Why do you think Sarah was uncooperative with going to a school for the deaf?

Part 2: If you became deaf, what would you do in order to cope with your new limitation? Why?

Part 3: In what ways has Sarah's stubbornness helped her in her life? Or hasn't it?

Essay Topic 2

The title CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD is one that immediately affects the person who hears it or reads it.

Part 1: Why do you think the author chose the title that they did?

Part 2: Do you think the play should have been titled differently? Why or why not?

Part 3: What do you think the author meant by 'lesser god'?

Essay Topic 3

The idea of being deaf is one that few people can truly understand or appreciate, having always been able to hear.

Part 1: Do you think it's possible to understand the idea of being deaf? Why or why not?

Part 2: Why do you think it's important to talk about the deaf community?

Part 3: Do you feel your perceptions of the deaf community have changed? Why or why not?

(see the answer keys)

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