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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the widow's second suggestion for a husband for Lucy?
(a) The captain.
(b) Her son.
(c) Stanmore.
(d) Jack.

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

3. Who offers himself to Mrs. Lackitt in Act I, Scene II?
(a) Jack.
(b) Blanford.
(c) Stanmore.
(d) Captain.

4. What does Widow Lackitt hint at the end of Act II, Scene II?
(a) It is her and Jack's turn to marry next.
(b) It is her and Welldon's turn to marry next.
(c) It is time for Lucy and Daniel to marry.
(d) It is time for Lucy and Stanmore to marry.

5. 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 doesn't care.
(c) She chooses to ignore it.
(d) She thinks it is very serious.

6. Whom do we learn owns several plantations in Act I, Scene I?
(a) Stanmore.
(b) Widow Lackitt.
(c) Welldon.
(d) Lucy.

7. 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 look like they are old are actually 21 or 22 years of age.
(c) That women are considered old at 21 or 22 years of age.
(d) That women who are 21 or 22 years of age are never considered old.

8. Who is "The Dog" that Oroonoko refers to at the beginning of Act II, Scene II?
(a) Captain.
(b) Blanford.
(c) Governor.
(d) Stanmore.

9. 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) Captain.
(b) Oroonoko.
(c) Governor.
(d) Blanford.

10. 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) "...how do you think I can go to bed to a Woman I don't know?
(c) "Why, pray, may I?"
(d) "You have bewitch'd me, I think.."

11. Who says: "...but I won't lose her so" at the end of Act II, Scene III?
(a) Governor.
(b) Captain.
(c) Stanmore.
(d) Oroonoko.

12. What is Oroonoko's status?
(a) A prince's servant.
(b) A normal man.
(c) A king.
(d) A prince.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Why is Lucy's sister dressed as a man?

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

4. For what purpose have Lucy and Welldon left their original home?

5. What is Lucy's reaction to marriage with the Captain?

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