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. How old is Kath?

2. Who does Kemp mistake Sloane for when he first meets him?

3. What does Kath change into for the end of Act One?

4. Where does Kath meet Sloane?

5. What does Kemp do during his first conversation with Sloane?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is Sloane's "threat" used to get what he wants? How do the characters respond to it?

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

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

4. Why does Ed want Sloane to move in with him? What are the "surface reasons" as well as the implications through subtext?

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

6. What happens 20 years ago between Ed and Kemp? What is their relationship now because of it?

7. Explain the story behind Kath's son.

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

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

10. Where is the play set? What is the house like? Where is it?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

How does Orton portray "family" in Entertaining Mr. Sloane? What do you think his intention is behind this portrayal?

Essay Topic 2

How does Sloane "fit in" with his new home and the surrounding characters? How do you react if you enter the world of this play? Do you empathize with any of the characters? Why? Why not?

Essay Topic 3

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"?

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