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. What pride does Kemp remark about his son?

2. What is knocked to the floor at the end of Act One?

3. How many children does Kemp have?

4. Which character says, "I had a boy... killed in very sad circumstances"?

5. What does Kath go to do in Act One, leaving Sloane and Kemp alone?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is Ed's response upon meeting Sloane? What does he ask him about?

2. What are the macabre elements of Entertaining Mr. Sloane?

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

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

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

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

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

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

9. How does Kemp respond to Sloane's story of the happenings with Kemp's boss?

10. How does Kath describe Tommy? What are her feelings toward him?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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

Essay Topic 2

Describe how "humanity" and "virtue" are portrayed in Entertaining Mr. Sloane. Is this a hopeful or a negative view? What in the text supports this viewpoint? How do you feel about it?

Essay Topic 3

Joe Orton's work is known for its dark comedy, macabre subjects, and farcical nature. Describe these terms and how they apply to Entertaining Mr. Sloane.

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