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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 Kath tell Sloane she has on beneath her dress?

2. Where does Sloane say he is raised?

3. Whom does Kemp say can be a help with the situation with the neighborhood?

4. How does Kemp attack Sloane in Act One?

5. How old is Kath?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What does Ed promise Kath in return for their father speaking to him? Why does he want to speak to his father?

3. What does Ed do to Kath to convince her she is warped in her view of herself? What does he say to her?

4. List an example (or two) of subtext in the play. What are the character's words and what is implied by them?

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

6. Why does Ed tell Kath that Kemp is going to be all right?

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

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

9. Why does Ed tell Sloane he cannot come live with him following Kemp's death?

10. What does Kemp say his boss does? What is his position?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

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 3

Does Joe Orton employ a standard "well-made-play" format in Entertaining Mr. Sloane? Describe the plot line for the play.

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