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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who stands and stares at Oroonoko in Act I, Scene II?
(a) Governor.
(b) Blanford.
(c) The other slaves.
(d) The Planters.

2. Who says: "Why, a lusty young Fellow may happen to temp you" in Act I, Scene I?
(a) Widow Lackitt.
(b) Stanmore.
(c) Welldon.
(d) Lucy.

3. Why does the Lieutenant Governor summon Blanford and Oroonoko in Act II, Scene II?
(a) He wants Oroonoko to do some work for him.
(b) He wants Oroonoko's opinion on politics.
(c) He wants Oroonoko's opinion of his mistress.
(d) He wants Oroonoko to entertain him.

4. How does Welldon say he could cheat the widow?
(a) By marrying her for her money.
(b) By having Lucy marry her son.
(c) By marrying her daughter.
(d) By striking a business deal with her.

5. What is Daniel content with, regarding Lucy, near the end of Act II, Scene I?
(a) Providing for Lucy.
(b) Kissing Lucy.
(c) Marrying and sleeping with Lucy.
(d) Being a husband.

6. What is Daniel's response when Lucy asks him "Well, how do you like me now?" in Act II, Scene I?
(a) "...my Mother is always shaming one before company."
(b) "Why, pray, may I?"
(c) "...how do you think I can go to bed to a Woman I don't know?
(d) "You have bewitch'd me, I think.."

7. Who says "I am quite tir'd of setting up for a Husband" in Act II, Scene I?
(a) Lucy.
(b) Welldon.
(c) Clemene.
(d) Widow Lackitt.

8. What do Welldon and the widow agree upon in Act II, Scene I?
(a) A business deal.
(b) The widow's marriage to Jack.
(c) Lucy's marriage to the widow's son.
(d) Their upcoming marriage.

9. What does the line "poor Women be thought decaying and unfit/for the Town at One or Two and twenty" in Act I, Scene I mean exactly?
(a) That women who are 21 or 22 years of age are never considered old.
(b) That women, no matter their age are always thought to be 21 or 22 years of age.
(c) That women are considered old at 21 or 22 years of age.
(d) That women who look like they are old are actually 21 or 22 years of age.

10. What is the true identity of the governor's mistress?
(a) Imoinda.
(b) Lucy.
(c) Mrs. Lackitt.
(d) Clemene.

11. Who is Daniel?
(a) Lucy's brother.
(b) Stanmore's son.
(c) The widow's son.
(d) Welldon's brother.

12. What does Blanford vow to do?
(a) Serve Oroonoko.
(b) Serve Welldon.
(c) Serve the Captain.
(d) Serve the Governor.

13. What does the widow tell the captain that she wants?
(a) A male slave.
(b) A maid.
(c) A female slave.
(d) A husband.

14. Who is Imoinda?
(a) Oroonoko's wife.
(b) Oroonoko's sister.
(c) Oroonoko's step-mother.
(d) Oroonoko's mother.

15. How did the captain capture Oroonoko to be a slave?
(a) By offering to trade the prince's life for his wife's.
(b) By getting him drunk on his ship and putting him in shackles.
(c) By hitting him over the head and dragging him to the ship.
(d) By knocking him out and tying him up.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is the Royal Slave whom Stanmore mentions near the end of Act II, Scene II?

2. Who speaks the line "I am a better Christian, I thank you, than to keep it with a Heathen" in Act I, Scene II?

3. What is the setting of Act II, Scene I?

4. To whom is the line "My heart drops blood for him" referring in Act I, Scene II?

5. Who is "The Dog" that Oroonoko refers to at the beginning of Act II, Scene II?

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