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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. What does James do when he hears Sarah making fun of the people she is making fun of?
2. What does Sarah say is terrible about the way that James tries to interact with her?
3. Mrs. Norman admits that her attempts to get Sarah's ___________ friends to pay more attention to her may have backfired.
4. Who enters the room as a new student that is being introduced to the class and to James?
5. Mrs. Norman accuses James of trying to force Sarah to __________ and lip read so she can pass for hearing.
Short Essay Questions
1. Who does Sarah mock when she is talking about people at the school?
2. What does James have to say to Mrs. Norman about Sarah's intelligence and her future?
3. What is the reason for the argument between James and Sarah that follows the lawyer meeting?
4. What does Mrs. Norman accuse James of doing to Sarah during their time together?
5. Why is Sarah upset, according to her conversation with James as they walk together?
6. What does Sarah say when James asks her if she enjoys being a maid at the school?
7. What is the basis of the case the Orin and his lawyer are trying to make against the deaf school?
8. Why is Orin upset with the idea that James went out on a date with Sarah?
9. What does James have to say about Mrs. Norman's accusations of him and his teaching goals?
10. What does Orin do when he becomes frustrated with himself?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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?
Essay Topic 2
Sarah is being pulled between two worlds - the hearing world and the deaf world. And at times, it seems she is unsure of which to pick.
Part 1: Why do you think that Sarah is torn between the two worlds?
Part 2: Is it fair for different 'sides' of Sarah's life to try to pull her in? Why or why not?
Part 3: Does Sarah have to make a choice as to which world in which to reside? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 3
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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