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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. How old are the Blind Girls?
2. Keller tells a story of Kate being trapped in what room?
3. What item is used by Anne to communicate to Helen?
4. Who is chosen to help Helen?
5. Helen has a history of exhibiting what characteristic?
Short Essay Questions
1. What starts the battle in the dining room? How do the Kellers react?
2. What caused Annie's delay in arriving in Alabama?
3. Why does Annie keep Helen from returning to Kate the minute they return to the house?
4. Why is a great deal of the focus placed on Helen's face?
5. What is the incident between Helen and Martha on the porch? How could the incident have been prevented?
6. What might have happened to Helen if Annie had not taken the job?
7. What is the recommendation from Alexander Graham Bell to Captain Keller?
8. What happens after Helen speaks?
9. According to Annie the Perkins Institute helped her recover not only from blindness but from what other issue?
10. Why does Annie want to take Helen out of the Kellers' house? Where do they go?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The most exciting and telling scene in the teleplay is the one involving Annie and Helen at the pump. Explore this scene. What took place between Annie and Helen during those moments? What made it obvious that Helen had experienced a real breakthrough, not only in language but in the relationship with Annie? How did the scene affect the Kellers?
Essay Topic 2
Several months later, the reader/viewer is witness to Helen and the family preparing for Christmas. Helen is shown writing. What tool has Annie employed to help Helen to write? How would Helen be able to learn to write so quickly? What does Helen do with this new found skill? How does Annie react to Helen's progress?
Essay Topic 3
Upon meeting Kate Keller, Annie said that she intended to teach Helen half of what an ordinary child might know. What was Kate's response and what was the conversation to follow? Whose opinion was correct in the end?
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