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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 didn't the Justice of the Peace do during the ceremony performed for James and Sarah?
2. What does James continue to do that irritates Sarah as they walk and talk?
3. Who does Sarah make fun of during the course of her and James' time together?
4. Sarah's mother does challenge _____________ to help Sarah find an alternative job, however.
5. At the end of the scene, James and Sarah promise each other and then Sarah says, "You and me. __________."
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Orin do when he becomes frustrated with himself?
2. Why is James amazed by Sarah's abilities to play bridge at during her first game with others?
3. What does Sarah say she wants Orin to do after she shows her speech to James?
4. Who does Sarah mock when she is talking about people at the school?
5. What is the basis of the case the Orin and his lawyer are trying to make against the deaf school?
6. What does Sarah reject at the next meeting she has set up with the lawyer?
7. Why is James the only one who knows to answer the telephone when it begins to ring?
8. What does James immediately assume about Sarah after Mr. Franklin leaves?
9. What happens when James forces Sarah to speak with him during their argument?
10. What happens when Orin and Sarah begin to reminisce about their childhood?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
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?
Essay Topic 3
The hearing community seems to be one that is looked upon with disdain in this play, though the deaf community is not without flaws.
Part 1: Why do you think Mrs. Norman is such a negative character and so cynical about her daughter's deafness?
Part 2: Do you think a hearing person can ever understand the life of a deaf person? Why or why not?
Part 3: Do you think the hearing characters in this play mean well? Why or why not?
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