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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 Sloane find between the sofa cushions?

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

3. Where does Ed say he and his "mate" are together?

4. Where does Sloane say Kemp should be?

5. Where does Sloane ask if he meets Kemp before?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. How is this play similar to Theatre of the Absurd?

5. Describe Ed's character. Where does he live? What is his profession?

6. What does Sloane do to Kemp at the end of Act Two? How?

7. What is the "solution" which Ed decides to the predicament at the end of the play?

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

9. Name the different points of conflict that appear in Act Two.

10. Why does Kath become upset early in Act Two? How does she show this? What is Sloane's response?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Compare and contrast the characters of Ed and Kath. What similarities do they share? What divides them? How do these characters feel about each other?

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 the theme of Entertaining Mr. Sloane. What methods does Orton use to express this theme? Cite examples from the text.

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