Entertaining Mr. Sloane Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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 habit does Ed have?

2. What is Kemp's position for his former boss?

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

4. What does Ed make mention of, which incidentally is also what Orton's lover overdoses on?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. What actions occurs at the beginning of Act Three? Who is present?

2. How old is the character of Kath? What is her age in relation to the other characters? How old does she act?

3. How does Kemp respond to Sloane's story of the happenings with Kemp's boss?

4. What is Ed's "take" on the situation between Kath and Tommy?

5. What do Ed and Kath plan to tell the police regarding Kemp's death? How do they plan to pull it off?

6. What story does Sloane tell Ed to convince him to allow him another chance in Act Three?

7. Describe the character of Sloane. How old is he? What is his appearance like?

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 excuses does Sloane provide to Ed for his interactions with Kath?

10. At which point in Act Three does Sloane lose the upper hand?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What is the irony in Entertaining Mr. Sloane? Describe the three different types of irony and explain how Orton uses each. Use examples from the text in your answer.

Essay Topic 2

What imagery, simile, and metaphors are used in Entertaining Mr. Sloane? Describe how these contribute to the play's theme. Be sure to define the terms in your answer.

Essay Topic 3

Why is Kath concerned about her reputation? What is said in regards to this--by Kath, by Ed, by Kemp and by Sloane? What is the hypocrisy of the situation?

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