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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's mother did not know that Sarah was working at the school as a ____________.
2. What is James trying to do when he runs into Mr. Franklin after fighting with Sarah?
3. Is Orin successful in his attempts to make the sound that is difficult for him?
4. Who is the last student of the day when James is getting ready to head out with Sarah?
5. What does James assume the new student can do, though they cannot, causing communication difficulties?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Sarah say when James asks her if she enjoys being a maid at the school?
2. Why does James want to protect becoming the speech therapy teacher for Sarah?
3. What does Mr. Franklin want James to do with Sarah Norman once they are introduced?
4. How does Sarah take the upper hand during her conversation with James when they first meet?
5. Why is Orin taunting Sarah from the other side of the stage?
6. Who does Sarah mock when she is talking about people at the school?
7. What happens when James forces Sarah to speak with him during their argument?
8. What does James tell Mr. Franklin to do in regards to the case being brought against the school?
9. What is Sarah's mother's reaction to learning that Sarah had a job with the school?
10. What does Mrs. Norman accuse James of doing to Sarah during their time together?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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?
Essay Topic 2
Sarah felt that when she was younger she had to prove herself, so she had sex with boys in order to show she could do something better than hearing girls could.
Part 1: Why do you think Sarah made the choice to use sex as a way to prove herself?
Part 2: What other things might Sarah have done in order to prove her worthiness to others?
Part 3: How does your opinion of Sarah change when you hear about her past? Or doesn't it?
Essay Topic 3
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?
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