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, "I could still identify you"?

2. What is located next to the house?

3. What pride does Kemp remark about his son?

4. How does Kemp attack Sloane in Act One?

5. Who does Sloane say he's likely gotten Kemp confused with?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Sloane respond when Ed corners him regarding taking out the car? What is Ed's reaction?

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

3. At which point in Act Three does Sloane panic completely, given his circumstances?

4. What "role" does Kath play to Sloane? How is this ironic?

5. How can Ed and Kath be compared to Richard Halliwell?

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

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

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 act of violence does Sloane inflict upon Kath in Act Three? How does she respond?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

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

Essay Topic 3

How is Joe Orton's own life reflected in Entertaining Mr Sloane? What figures in the play relate to his personal life? How?

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