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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Klein points out that being deaf could be very ____________ to Sarah in the present moment.
2. The lawyer thinks that ___________ are certainly open to question at the school, so their complaint might be valid.
3. What is the next topic of discussion between Sarah and James which begins to make her more upset?
4. Sarah decides that she wants to make her own ___________ instead of using the one from Klein.
5. Sarah moves out of the conversation as ___________ begins to speak for her.
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The hearing community seems to be one that is looked upon with disdain in this play, though the deaf community is not without flaws.
Part 1: Why do you think Mrs. Norman is such a negative character and so cynical about her daughter's deafness?
Part 2: Do you think a hearing person can ever understand the life of a deaf person? Why or why not?
Part 3: Do you think the hearing characters in this play mean well? 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 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?
This section contains 331 words
(approx. 2 pages at 300 words per page)