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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 leaves the stage as James goes to meet up with Sarah after he is done teaching?
2. What does Sarah ask James to do when they are out on the town?
3. Sarah also signs to James that she does not _________ him, as she still has herself.
4. Mrs. Norman reveals that Sarah used to ___________, but stopped after a while.
5. Sarah notes that she and James were both born to ___________ who would have been better off without them.
Short Essay Questions
1. What does James accuse Sarah of when she refuses to let James translate her speech for her?
2. What does Orin do when he becomes frustrated with himself?
3. What is the basis of the case the Orin and his lawyer are trying to make against the deaf school?
4. What does Mr. Franklin want James to do with Sarah Norman once they are introduced?
5. Why is Orin taunting Sarah from the other side of the stage?
6. Why is James angry and hurt by the actions of Sarah and her speech?
7. What does James decide to do in order to calm down after the chaos, though he feel guilty for doing so?
8. How is the stage divided at this point of the play? How are Orin and Sarah and James arranged?
9. What does James believe that he did which he admits to the audience with some difficulty?
10. Why are Orin and the lawyer happy about the results of the court hearing and the case?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
The role of James at the school is to teach lip reading and to teach speech to the deaf.
Part 1: Why do you think it's important for deaf people to learn how to lip read and to speak?
Part 2: Do you think the hearing community is being too forceful in its attempts to try to help deaf people interact as though they were not deaf? Why or why not?
Part 3: Do you think a deaf person can have an average life without learning how to lip read or to speak? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 3
Orin is a character who is strong in his desire to learn and to make changes in his world.
Part 1: Why do you think Orin is so passionate about learning to speak?
Part 2: Why do you think that Orin is committed to being an active part of fighting for deaf rights?
Part 3: Do you admire Orin as a person/character of this play? Why or why not?
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