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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 a grotesque imitation of Orin and Lydia as they try to form words.
2. What does James decide he wants to ask Sarah to do, in spite of all he's learned?
3. What is the sign that Sarah makes to James in the first argument they have?
4. Mr. Franklin reprimands James for his ______________ with Sarah.
5. Orin also says, "...because you want to ___________ us we want to be changed."
Short Essay Questions
1. What happens between Sarah and James once she finds out James visited her mother?
2. Who enters the room with Sarah Norman after Orin finds success with his speech?
3. What does Sarah say she wants Orin to do after she shows her speech to James?
4. What does Sarah reject at the next meeting she has set up with the lawyer?
5. What is the reason for the argument between James and Sarah that follows the lawyer meeting?
6. What does Orin do when he becomes frustrated with himself?
7. What does the lawyer assume about Sarah during their meeting together?
8. What is the other sound that occurs which is only heard by James as the chaotic scene continues to unfold?
9. Why does Sarah ask James to dance with her during their date? How does she know how to move?
10. What does James decide to do in order to calm down after the chaos, though he feel guilty for doing so?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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?
Essay Topic 2
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 3
The idea of passing for some sort of societal norm is the main theme of this book.
Part 1: Is it a good idea to try to overcome a handicap and pass for average? Why or why not?
Part 2: Is it a good idea to simply embrace a handicap? Why or why not?
Part 3: How do you think a deaf person should function within society? Why?
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