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. Which character says, "That kind of thing happens often, I believe. For myself, I usually lock the door"?

2. What is located next to the house?

3. Where does Sloane say he is raised?

4. What does Kath tell Sloane she has on beneath her dress?

5. How many cars does Ed own?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What are the macabre elements of Entertaining Mr. Sloane?

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

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

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

7. What is revealed about the characters' motives in Act Two?

8. What is a "double entendre?" Give an example from the play.

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

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

Essay Topics

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

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?

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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