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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who says: "Why, a lusty young Fellow may happen to temp you" in Act I, Scene I?
(a) Stanmore.
(b) Lucy.
(c) Welldon.
(d) Widow Lackitt.

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

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

4. Where have Lucy and Welldon moved to?
(a) London, England.
(b) New Guinea.
(c) America.
(d) Surinam, West Indies.

5. 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 pitiful.
(c) Why he is so angry.
(d) Why he is so sad.

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

7. Who is the governor's mistress?
(a) Lucy.
(b) Widow Lackitt.
(c) Clemene.
(d) Welldon as a female.

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

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

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

11. 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 interest in adopting Welldon.
(b) Lucy's romantic interest in Welldon.
(c) Widow Lackitt's romantic interest in Welldon.
(d) Widow Lackitt's interest in marrying her daughter to Welldon.

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

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

14. What does Widow Lackitt hint at the end of Act II, Scene II?
(a) It is her and Welldon's turn to marry next.
(b) It is her and Jack'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.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does the governor call on Imoinda in Act II, Scene III?

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

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

4. How long has Mrs. Lackitt been a widow?

5. In Act II Scene II, who is the first speaker?

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