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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 is curious whether Sarah left of her own accord, or if ___________.
2. Sarah tells James that she used to ____________ with boys when she was younger in order to feel better.
3. __________ does a grotesque imitation of Orin and Lydia as they try to form words.
4. Sarah is found to not be very close to her ___________, according to James' research.
5. Sarah wants to continue to _____________, so she does not want to leave.
Short Essay Questions
1. What doesn't Sarah understand when she and James are signing and speaking to each other?
2. What is the basis of the case the Orin and his lawyer are trying to make against the deaf school?
3. Describe the relationship Sarah shares with her mother as described in the following scene?
4. How does Sarah take the upper hand during her conversation with James when they first meet?
5. How is the stage divided at this point of the play? How are Orin and Sarah and James arranged?
6. Who does Sarah mock when she is talking about people at the school?
7. What does James' student do as he enters into the scene after Sarah and James' argument?
8. What does Sarah say she wants Orin to do after she shows her speech to James?
9. What is Orin frustrated about when he is trying to speak with James during a therapy session?
10. Why are Orin and the lawyer happy about the results of the court hearing and the case?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
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 3
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?
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