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

2. Which character says, "I'm broadminded"?

3. What is Kemp's reply when Kath says Sloane stays with them?

4. Whom does Kath say that Sloane is almost the same age as?

5. Which character says, "I could still identify you"?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Sloane feel about marrying Kath? Why?

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

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

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

5. What is "Sloane's account" of his interaction with Kemp's boss?

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

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

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

9. What clues lead Ed to suspect Sloane of taking the car out?

10. Describe the "seedy situation" of the neighborhood. How does it come to be?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Does Entertaining Mr. Sloane carry through the test of time? Is it dated? Does this play have the same effect if produced today as it does originally? Why? Why not?

Essay Topic 2

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 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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