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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. Sarah had sex when she was younger to prove that there was something she could ___________ than the hearing girls could.
2. Mrs. Norman reveals that Sarah used to ___________, but stopped after a while.
3. Sarah tells James that she used to ____________ with boys when she was younger in order to feel better.
4. What is the sign that Sarah makes to James in the first argument they have?
5. What does James try to do in order to break the tension between him and the new student?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does James tell Mr. Franklin to do in regards to the case being brought against the school?
2. What does Sarah make fun of as she and James are at dinner together?
3. What does Mr. Franklin want James to do with Sarah Norman once they are introduced?
4. What is the other sound that occurs which is only heard by James as the chaotic scene continues to unfold?
5. What does James realize about Sarah as they are at a restaurant and she points to a dessert item on the menu?
6. What does James immediately assume about Sarah after Mr. Franklin leaves?
7. What does Mrs. Norman accuse James of doing to Sarah during their time together?
8. Why is Sarah upset, according to her conversation with James as they walk together?
9. What does Orin inform Sarah of as she is walking beside him during the scene?
10. Why is James angry and hurt by the actions of Sarah and her speech?
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
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 3
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?
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