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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

8. Who is the third character to make an appearance in Act I, Scene I?
(a) Charlotte.
(b) Stanmore.
(c) Widow Lackitt.
(d) Oroonoko.

9. 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.

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

11. Who is the first character we are introduced to in the beginning of the play?
(a) Lucy.
(b) Charlotte.
(c) Welldon.
(d) Oroonoko.

12. 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.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

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. Who says the following line: "So, Mrs. Lackitt, your Widowhood is waning apace?" in Act I, Scene I?

4. What is the true identity of the governor's mistress?

5. What relationship are Lucy and Welldon pretending to have in the first scene of the play?

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