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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. Who got rid of Oroonoko's wife?
(a) His father.
(b) His mother.
(c) His brother.
(d) His sister.

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

5. Whom does this line refer to: "Sir, You're a scurvy Fellow to talk at this rate to me" in Act I, Scene II?
(a) Captain.
(b) Governor.
(c) Welldon.
(d) Blanford.

6. Why does the governor call on Imoinda in Act II, Scene III?
(a) To sing songs for his guests.
(b) To sleep with her.
(c) To dance for his guests.
(d) To use her.

7. What does Blanford vow to help Oroonoko do at the beginning of Act II, Scene II?
(a) Reunite him with his wife.
(b) Send him home.
(c) Beat him.
(d) Free him.

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

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

10. What story does Oroonoko relate to Blanford in Act II, Scene II?
(a) HIs travels.
(b) His childhood.
(c) His wife's disappearance.
(d) How he was captured.

11. Who is Welldon?
(a) Lucy's sister.
(b) Lucy's brother.
(c) Lucy's mother.
(d) Lucy's husband.

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

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

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

15. 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?
(a) She does not think much of it.
(b) She chooses to ignore it.
(c) She thinks it is very serious.
(d) She doesn't care.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why is Oroonoko so elated at the end of Act II, Scene III?



2. Who is Daniel?



3. Who stands and stares at Oroonoko in Act I, Scene II?



4. What does Welldon say to the widow's first suggestion of a husband for Lucy?



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



(see the answer keys)

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