Entertaining Mr. Sloane Test | Lesson Plans Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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. On what street is Sloane's old flat?

2. Where does Kath meet Sloane?

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

4. Where does Sloane say Kemp should be?

5. What compliment does Kath remark on with Sloane in Act One?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. How does Sloane remember his parents? Why does he feel as he does?

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

6. How old is the character of Kath? What is her age in relation to the other characters? How old does she act?

7. At which point in Act Three does Sloane lose the upper hand?

8. How does Sloane's attitude change between Act One and Act Two?

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

10. How does Kath reveal that she is pregnant? How does she feel about the situation?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

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.

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

How is Joe Orton's own life reflected in Entertaining Mr Sloane? What figures in the play relate to his personal life? How?

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