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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. Where does Sarah say that she can hear the vibrations of music, which is why she wants to dance?
2. Mrs. Norman accuses James of trying to force Sarah to __________ and lip read so she can pass for hearing.
3. What did James' mother say to him when he said that he didn't want to listen to her anymore - "James can't save me; he never could. ________."
4. What causes Sarah to fly into a rage when James mentions it to her?
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 James immediately assume about Sarah after Mr. Franklin leaves?
2. Why is James the only one who knows to answer the telephone when it begins to ring?
3. What does Mr. Franklin want James to do with Sarah Norman once they are introduced?
4. What is the reason for the argument between James and Sarah that follows the lawyer meeting?
5. What does Orin tell Sarah about her marriage in relation to the deaf rights that he is fighting to gain?
6. What does Sarah reject at the next meeting she has set up with the lawyer?
7. Describe the relationship Sarah shares with her mother as described in the following scene?
8. What happens when Mr. Franklin finds out about the romantic involvement of James and Sarah?
9. What is the profession of James Leeds in this play, CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD?
10. What does James have to do in order to help Sarah with the telephone call for her?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
It is revealed that Sarah stopped talking because no one realized she was deaf, only that she might be mentally handicapped.
Part 1: Why do you think Sarah decided it was better to be seen as deaf?
Part 2: Do you think Sarah should have continued to talk anyway?
Part 3: How would you react if someone thought you were mentally handicapped?
Essay Topic 2
James is insistent that Sarah learn how to speak so that she can interact with the world in a more effective way.
Part 1: Why do you think James wants Sarah to speak more? What are his motivations?
Part 2: Do you think that James would still be happy with Sarah if she never learned to speak?
Part 3: Do you think that Sarah wants to learn how to speak? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 3
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?
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