Mid-Book Test - Hard
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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. James tells Sarah's mother he is just trying to help her to ___________ in the world of the hearing.
2. Sarah tells James that if he doesn't _________ a little faster, their session will be over.
3. Does Sarah enjoy her job, according to the way she responds to James when he asks?
4. What is the sound that Orin is trying to make, though he is becoming frustrated?
5. What does Sarah ask James to do when they are out on the town?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Sarah participate in the court hearing when it finally takes place within the play?
2. Why does James want to protect becoming the speech therapy teacher for Sarah?
3. Why is James the only one who knows to answer the telephone when it begins to ring?
4. What does James immediately assume about Sarah after Mr. Franklin leaves?
5. What does James' student do as he enters into the scene after Sarah and James' argument?
6. What does Sarah say when James asks her if she enjoys being a maid at the school?
7. What does the lawyer assume about Sarah during their meeting together?
8. What is Sarah's mother's reaction to learning that Sarah had a job with the school?
9. What happens between Sarah and James once she finds out James visited her mother?
10. What is the other sound that occurs which is only heard by James as the chaotic scene continues to unfold?
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?
There are a number of moments in which the many languages are barriers to communication.
Part 1: Why do you think communication is so important in this world?
Part 2: Can the world survive without the ability to communicate? Why or why not?
Part 3: Why do you think the play begins with Sarah and James not being able to communicate?
What's interesting to many about this play is that while it might seem more reasonable to portray the deaf community as being flawless, these characters are not shown in the best of light.
Part 1: Why do you think some authors believe it easier to portray those with handicaps as being without fault?
Part 2: Do you think the deaf characters are portrayed realistically in this play? Why or why not?
Part 3: How do you think the deaf community might respond to the deaf characters in this play? Why?
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