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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. Orin accuses speech therapists of working with deaf people simply to ___________ themselves.
3. Sarah also accuses James of trying to ___________ everyone at the school, including her.
4. Where does Sarah say that she can hear the vibrations of music, which is why she wants to dance?
5. What does James try to do in order to break the tension between him and the new student?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is the profession of James Leeds in this play, CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD?
2. How is the stage divided at this point of the play? How are Orin and Sarah and James arranged?
3. What does Sarah reject at the next meeting she has set up with the lawyer?
4. What does James tell Mr. Franklin to do in regards to the case being brought against the school?
5. What does Orin tell Sarah about her marriage in relation to the deaf rights that he is fighting to gain?
6. Why is James the only one who knows to answer the telephone when it begins to ring?
7. What happens when James forces Sarah to speak with him during their argument?
8. Who does Sarah mock when she is talking about people at the school?
9. What does James have to say to Mrs. Norman about Sarah's intelligence and her future?
10. Why does James want to protect becoming the speech therapy teacher for Sarah?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Though the deaf and the hearing worlds are divided in this play, they also have moments where they overlap.
Part 1: Do you think it's realistic that Sarah and James would go on a date together?
Part 2: Do you think that a deaf person and a hearing person could live together? Why or why not?
Part 3: Why do you think there is still a struggle for separateness in this play?
Essay Topic 2
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 3
The case against the deaf school is one that seems to be unnecessary to some audience members and vital to others.
Part 1: Why do you think Orin and the lawyer believe that the school is discriminating against its students?
Part 2: Do you think the lawyer has the best interests of Orin at heart?
Part 3: Why do you think that Mr. Franklin does not decide to settle the case out of court?
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