|Name: _________________________||Period: ___________________|
This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Which character says, "That kind of thing happens often, I believe. For myself, I usually lock the door"?
2. What topic does Ed seem rather interested in during his first conversation with Sloane?
3. What does Kemp say he witnesses his son engaged in when he is 17?
4. What is located next to the house?
5. What compliment does Kath remark on with Sloane in Act One?
Short Essay Questions
1. Describe Ed's character. Where does he live? What is his profession?
2. What does Ed promise Kath in return for their father speaking to him? Why does he want to speak to his father?
3. What comments does Kemp say that lead to the presumption that he is bigoted? How do the others respond?
4. What is Ed's response to Kath keeping a lodger in the house? Why?
5. What does Kemp say his boss does? What is his position?
6. What does Kemp attempt to tell Ed about Sloane? What does he show him as proof?
7. Describe the "seedy situation" of the neighborhood. How does it come to be?
8. Why does Ed tell Kath that Kemp is going to be all right?
9. What is the "solution" which Ed decides to the predicament at the end of the play?
10. What story does Sloane tell Ed to convince him to allow him another chance in Act Three?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Which character employs the most "verbal wit" in the play? What genre of drama does this verbal sparring most closely resemble? Give examples of the verbal wit used in Entertaining Mr. Sloane.
Essay Topic 2
How does Orton portray "family" in Entertaining Mr. Sloane? What do you think his intention is behind this portrayal?
Essay Topic 3
Does Entertaining Mr. Sloane carry through the test of time? Is it dated? Does this play have the same effect if produced today as it does originally? Why? Why not?
This section contains 875 words
(approx. 3 pages at 300 words per page)