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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. What does James do when he hears Sarah making fun of the people she is making fun of?
2. Sarah's mother did not know that Sarah was working at the school as a ____________.
3. Because Sarah spoke poorly, people thought she was ______________, so she stopped.
4. What did Sarah as a child draw on her picture of the Virgin Mary, which infuriated her mother?
5. Sarah tells James that she has been __________ James on purpose the last few days.
Short Essay Questions
1. Why are Orin and the lawyer happy about the results of the court hearing and the case?
2. What does Sarah say she wants Orin to do after she shows her speech to James?
3. What does the lawyer assume about Sarah during their meeting together?
4. What does James believe that he did which he admits to the audience with some difficulty?
5. What does Sarah reject at the next meeting she has set up with the lawyer?
6. What does James try to do in order to offset his nervousness about being with Sarah?
7. What happens when Mr. Franklin finds out about the romantic involvement of James and Sarah?
8. What does James' student do as he enters into the scene after Sarah and James' argument?
9. Who enters the room with Sarah Norman after Orin finds success with his speech?
10. Why is Sarah upset, according to her conversation with James as they walk together?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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?
Essay Topic 2
The idea of being deaf is one that few people can truly understand or appreciate, having always been able to hear.
Part 1: Do you think it's possible to understand the idea of being deaf? Why or why not?
Part 2: Why do you think it's important to talk about the deaf community?
Part 3: Do you feel your perceptions of the deaf community have changed? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 3
Sarah seems to want to remain in her silence for long periods of time, as it seems to be the safer place for her to reside.
Part 1: Why is Sarah always trying to remain in her silence when she could be interacting with others?
Part 2: Why doesn't Sarah want James to be a part of her silence?
Part 3: Why does James want to be a part of Sarah's silence?
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