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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. James tells Sarah's mother he is just trying to help her to ___________ in the world of the hearing.
2. Sarah tells James that if he doesn't _________ a little faster, their session will be over.
3. Does Sarah enjoy her job, according to the way she responds to James when he asks?
4. What is the sound that Orin is trying to make, though he is becoming frustrated?
5. What does Sarah ask James to do when they are out on the town?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Sarah participate in the court hearing when it finally takes place within the play?
2. Why does James want to protect becoming the speech therapy teacher for Sarah?
3. Why is James the only one who knows to answer the telephone when it begins to ring?
4. What does James immediately assume about Sarah after Mr. Franklin leaves?
5. What does James' student do as he enters into the scene after Sarah and James' argument?
6. What does Sarah say when James asks her if she enjoys being a maid at the school?
7. What does the lawyer assume about Sarah during their meeting together?
8. What is Sarah's mother's reaction to learning that Sarah had a job with the school?
9. What happens between Sarah and James once she finds out James visited her mother?
10. What is the other sound that occurs which is only heard by James as the chaotic scene continues to unfold?
Essay Topic 1
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?
Essay Topic 2
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?
Essay Topic 3
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?
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