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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why is Oroonoko so elated at the end of Act II, Scene III?
(a) He is finally reunited with Imoinda.
(b) He has returned home to Africa.
(c) He finally kills the Captain.
(d) He is finally freed of slavery.

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

3. What does Oroonoko warn the Captain of?
(a) To love Lucy well or he will be betrayed.
(b) To beware treachery.
(c) To live in fear.
(d) To wait till he kills him.

4. To whom is the line "My heart drops blood for him" referring in Act I, Scene II?
(a) Welldon.
(b) Oroonoko.
(c) Blanford.
(d) Captain.

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

6. Why is Lucy's sister dressed as a man?
(a) To find a husband for herself.
(b) To make proper claim to property.
(c) To entice women out of their wealth.
(d) To find a husband for Lucy.

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

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

9. For what purpose have Lucy and Welldon left their original home?
(a) To make a forture.
(b) To trick old women.
(c) To capture a slave.
(d) To husband hunt.

10. In Act II, Scene III, who comes to attack the plantations near the end of the entertainment?
(a) Indians.
(b) Planters.
(c) Pirates.
(d) Slaves.

11. Whom does the widow first suggest that Lucy marry?
(a) Jack.
(b) Her son.
(c) The captain.
(d) Stanmore.

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

13. With whom is the governor in love with?
(a) Welldon's female self.
(b) Widow Lackitt.
(c) Lucy.
(d) His slave, Clemene.

14. Who is the Royal Slave whom Stanmore mentions near the end of Act II, Scene II?
(a) Clemene.
(b) Oroonoko.
(c) Imoinda.
(d) King of Angola.

15. To whom is "Why, a lusty young Fellow may happen to tempt you" being said in Act I, Scene I?
(a) Stanmore.
(b) Welldon.
(c) Widow Lackitt.
(d) Lucy.

Short Answer Questions

1. What do Welldon and the widow agree upon in Act II, Scene I?

2. How does the widow's response of "Is that all?" to the Welldon's promise to Lucy's dying father tell us about the widow in Act II, Scene I?

3. What does the line "I shou'd like mightily to be call'd Mrs. Welldon" foreshadow in Act I, Scene I?

4. How did the captain capture Oroonoko to be a slave?

5. Who says: "Why, a lusty young Fellow may happen to temp you" in Act I, Scene I?

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