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. Where does Sloane ask if he meets Kemp before?

2. What does Kath send Kemp to get from upstairs in Act One?

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

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

5. Who says they pay for Sloane's rent?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Kath reveal that she is pregnant? How does she feel about the situation?

2. What does Kemp attempt to tell Ed about Sloane? What does he show him as proof?

3. What is Ed's response upon meeting Sloane? What does he ask him about?

4. Who is Kemp? What is his relationship to Kath and Ed? How old is he?

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

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

8. What is the theme of Entertaining Mr. Sloane? What does the term "theme" mean?

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

10. What is Ed's response to Kath keeping a lodger in the house? Why?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

How does Entertaining Mr. Sloane cross the barriers of taboo regarding homosexuality? How does the play portray homosexuals without using explicit terms like "gay" or "homosexual"?

Essay Topic 2

How does violence change the nature of the play? Are these characters to be seen as funny, or dangerous, or both? How do previous productions portrayed these characters? Which methods are the most effective? Which does Orton approve of?

Essay Topic 3

Describe the character of Sloane as an antihero. How does he manipulate others to achieve his desires? Does he extol any virtues? What happens if Sloane never arrives?

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