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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. The lead actress, Sarah Norman, is ___________, according to the character description.
3. When Sarah returns to the stage, who is she signing to after James has gone to see her mother, unknown to her?
4. Does Sarah enjoy her job, according to the way she responds to James when he asks?
5. What is the request that Sarah does not agree with when James asks her to do something?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is the other sound that occurs which is only heard by James as the chaotic scene continues to unfold?
2. Describe the relationship Sarah shares with her mother as described in the following scene?
3. What is the sign that Sarah makes to James? What does this sign mean?
4. What is Orin frustrated about when he is trying to speak with James during a therapy session?
5. Why can't James enjoy the pleasure of music anymore, according to him?
6. What does Mr. Franklin want James to do with Sarah Norman once they are introduced?
7. What happens between Sarah and James once she finds out James visited her mother?
8. Who does Sarah mock when she is talking about people at the school?
9. What does Sarah reject at the next meeting she has set up with the lawyer?
10. What does James decide to do in order to calm down after the chaos, though he feel guilty for doing so?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Surprisingly, Sarah makes fun of other deaf people and how they sound when they speak.
Part 1: Why do you think Sarah makes fun of these deaf people when they are trying to speak?
Part 2: How did you react to the idea of Sarah making fun of other deaf people? Why?
Part 3: Do you think Sarah's criticisms have any merit? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 2
The idea of passing for some sort of societal norm is the main theme of this book.
Part 1: Is it a good idea to try to overcome a handicap and pass for average? Why or why not?
Part 2: Is it a good idea to simply embrace a handicap? Why or why not?
Part 3: How do you think a deaf person should function within society? Why?
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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