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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does the line "I shou'd like mightily to be call'd Mrs. Welldon" foreshadow in Act I, Scene I?
(a) Widow Lackitt's romantic interest in Welldon.
(b) Widow Lackitt's interest in marrying her daughter to Welldon.
(c) Lucy's romantic interest in Welldon.
(d) Widow Lackitt's interest in adopting Welldon.

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

3. Who speaks the line "I am a better Christian, I thank you, than to keep it with a Heathen" in Act I, Scene II?
(a) Blanford.
(b) Captain.
(c) Oroonoko.
(d) Governor.

4. What is Lucy's reaction to marriage with the Captain?
(a) She accepts.
(b) She refuses.
(c) She is nonchalant.
(d) She is hesitant.

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

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

7. What does Blanford understand about Oroonoko in the beginning of Act II, Scene II?
(a) Why he is distrustful of white men.
(b) Why he is so sad.
(c) Why he is so angry.
(d) Why he is so pitiful.

8. What does Welldon say he promised Lucy's dying father in Act II, Scene I to Widow Lackitt?
(a) To not marry until Lucy was married.
(b) To never marry anyone but Lucy.
(c) To marry at the same time as Lucy.
(d) To only marry for love.

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

10. What new name does Blanford suggest Oroonoko take?
(a) Julius.
(b) Prince.
(c) Welldon.
(d) Caeser.

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

12. Who speaks the lines: "Captain, I'm afraid the world won't speak so honourably of this action of yours, as you wou'd have 'em" in Act I, Scene II?
(a) Lucy.
(b) Blanford.
(c) Governor.
(d) Welldon.

13. How long has Mrs. Lackitt been a widow?
(a) Six weeks.
(b) Six years.
(c) Six days.
(d) Six months.

14. 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 look like they are old are actually 21 or 22 years of age.
(b) That women who are 21 or 22 years of age are never considered old.
(c) That women, no matter their age are always thought to be 21 or 22 years of age.
(d) That women are considered old at 21 or 22 years of age.

15. Who says: "My heart drops blood for him" in Act I, Scene II?
(a) Blanford.
(b) Stanmore.
(c) Welldon.
(d) Lucy.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Oroonoko warn the Captain of?

2. Whom does the widow first suggest that Lucy marry?

3. Who is the third character to make an appearance in Act I, Scene I?

4. To whom does Welldon mention his sister to in Act I, Scene II in terms of marriage?

5. Who says "I am quite tir'd of setting up for a Husband" in Act II, Scene I?

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