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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. Who is the young student that James tries to encourage at the start of this scene?
2. Mrs. Norman reveals that Sarah used to ___________, but stopped after a while.
3. It's found out that Sarah hasn't been home to see her mother since she was _______ years old.
4. What does Orin do after accusing James of having ulterior motives for being a therapist?
5. What is the request that Sarah does not agree with when James asks her to do something?
Short Essay Questions
1. What happens when Orin and Sarah begin to reminisce about their childhood?
2. What happens when Mr. Franklin finds out about the romantic involvement of James and Sarah?
3. What does James' student do as he enters into the scene after Sarah and James' argument?
4. What does Sarah make fun of as she and James are at dinner together?
5. What is Sarah's mother's reaction to learning that Sarah had a job with the school?
6. What is Orin frustrated about when he is trying to speak with James during a therapy session?
7. What does Sarah say when James asks her if she enjoys being a maid at the school?
8. What does Sarah threaten to do when she is in the second meeting with the lawyer?
9. Why is James the only one who knows to answer the telephone when it begins to ring?
10. When James and Sarah finally talk, what do they agree happened between them?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Orin is committed to working for the rights of the deaf community, becoming an activist at the school.
Part 1: Why do you think that Orin believes he needs to take an active role in gaining rights for the deaf community?
Part 2: Do you think it's a healthy choice for him to become an activist for deaf rights? Why or why not?
Part 3: What makes Orin the best possible character to become an activist? Why?
Essay Topic 2
It is revealed that Sarah stopped talking because no one realized she was deaf, only that she might be mentally handicapped.
Part 1: Why do you think Sarah decided it was better to be seen as deaf?
Part 2: Do you think Sarah should have continued to talk anyway?
Part 3: How would you react if someone thought you were mentally handicapped?
Essay Topic 3
Within the notes of this play, the author of the play has insisted that the actors for the deaf characters must actually be deaf.
Part 1: Why do you think the author is so adamant about deaf actors being cast?
Part 2: How do you think deaf actors help in the stage production of the play?
Part 3: How do you think the play might change if non-deaf actors were used?
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