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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 does Kath ask Sloane to do before bandaging him?

2. Whom does Kath say arranges her child's adoption?

3. How long is Kemp not on speaking terms with his son?

4. What does Kath change into for the end of Act One?

5. In Act One, what does Kath say she buys the Dadda but he cannot stand?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the scene in which Kath succeeds in seducing Sloane. What does the room look like? How is Kath dressed?

2. What is "Sloane's account" of his interaction with Kemp's boss?

3. What does Ed tell Sloane he has to do regarding Kemp's death? What is Sloane's response?

4. Where does Kemp recognize Sloane from? Why is this important to the plot?

5. What does Ed do to Kath to convince her she is warped in her view of herself? What does he say to her?

6. What is Sloane's reasoning behind the death of Kemp?

7. Why does Ed tell Sloane he cannot come live with him following Kemp's death?

8. List an example (or two) of subtext in the play. What are the character's words and what is implied by them?

9. What is Ed's and Kath's response to Kemp's allegations about Sloane?

10. What is Sloane's reaction to Kath's pregnancy? What does he say?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe the relationship between Ed and Kemp and between Kemp and Kath. How do these differ? How are they similar?

Essay Topic 2

Does Joe Orton employ a standard "well-made-play" format in Entertaining Mr. Sloane? Describe the plot line for the play.

Essay Topic 3

Describe how "humanity" and "virtue" are portrayed in Entertaining Mr. Sloane. Is this a hopeful or a negative view? What in the text supports this viewpoint? How do you feel about it?

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