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. Where does Sloane invite Kath to go with him in Act One?

2. How many cars does Ed own?

3. How old is Sloane?

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

5. How old is Kath?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What is a "double entendre?" Give an example from the play.

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

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

5. Why does Sloane tell Kemp someone is at the door to see him in Act Two? What is Kemp's reply?

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

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

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

9. What is Sloane's reasoning behind the death of Kemp?

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

Describe the relationship between Ed and Kemp and between Kemp and Kath. How do these differ? How are they similar?

Essay Topic 2

What imagery, simile, and metaphors are used in Entertaining Mr. Sloane? Describe how these contribute to the play's theme. Be sure to define the terms in your answer.

Essay Topic 3

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?

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