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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. Orin says, "You can't _________ us. You think learning to sign means you can communicate with us."
2. Who is the young student that James tries to encourage at the start of this scene?
3. Sarah had sex when she was younger to prove that there was something she could ___________ than the hearing girls could.
4. Does Sarah enjoy her job, according to the way she responds to James when he asks?
5. What is Sarah's reaction to the action James takes after she is angry with him as mentioned in #35?
Short Essay Questions
1. What happens when Mr. Franklin finds out about the romantic involvement of James and Sarah?
2. What does Orin inform Sarah of as she is walking beside him during the scene?
3. What does James have to do in order to help Sarah with the telephone call for her?
4. Why is James amazed by Sarah's abilities to play bridge at during her first game with others?
5. What does Mrs. Norman accuse James of doing to Sarah during their time together?
6. Why is Sarah upset, according to her conversation with James as they walk together?
7. What does James try to do in order to offset his nervousness about being with Sarah?
8. What does Sarah threaten to do when she is in the second meeting with the lawyer?
9. Who enters the room with Sarah Norman after Orin finds success with his speech?
10. What does James tell Mr. Franklin to do in regards to the case being brought against the school?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
The idea that James and Sarah fall in love and get married is one for which the audience roots and encourages.
Part 1: Why do you think James and Sarah fall in love with each other?
Part 2: Do you think their relationship has the ability to last a long time? Why or why not?
Part 3: Why do you think James and Sarah are trying to change each other?
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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