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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 "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, no matter their age are always thought to be 21 or 22 years of age.
(b) That women who are 21 or 22 years of age are never considered old.
(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.

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

3. What does Blanford assure Oroonoko about the Governor at the beginning of Act II, Scene II?
(a) That he will send him back to Africa.
(b) That he will be kind and fair.
(c) That he will free him for sure.
(d) That he will be cruel and treacherous.

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

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

6. In Act II Scene II, who is the first speaker?
(a) Governor.
(b) Blanford.
(c) Oroonoko.
(d) Welldon.

7. 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) Lucy.
(d) Widow Lackitt.

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

9. What subject does the widow bring up with Welldon at the beginning of Act II, Scene I?
(a) Lucy's marriage to the Captain.
(b) Marriage to Jack.
(c) Marriage to him.
(d) Lucy's marriage to her son.

10. 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) Governor.
(b) Blanford.
(c) Welldon.
(d) Lucy.

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

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Blanford vow to help Oroonoko do at the beginning of Act II, Scene II?

2. What is Oroonoko's status?

3. In Act II, Scene III, who comes to attack the plantations near the end of the entertainment?

4. Who is Imoinda?

5. What does the widow force Daniel to do in Act II, Scene I?

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