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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Whom do we learn is interested in marrying the widow near the end of Act I, Scene I?
(a) Blanford.
(b) Jack.
(c) Welldon.
(d) Stanmore.

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

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

4. For what purpose have Lucy and Welldon left their original home?
(a) To make a forture.
(b) To trick old women.
(c) To husband hunt.
(d) To capture a slave.

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

6. What does Blanford vow to help Oroonoko do at the beginning of Act II, Scene II?
(a) Reunite him with his wife.
(b) Send him home.
(c) Free him.
(d) Beat him.

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

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

9. What is Daniel's response when Lucy asks him "Well, how do you like me now?" in Act II, Scene I?
(a) "You have bewitch'd me, I think.."
(b) "...my Mother is always shaming one before company."
(c) "Why, pray, may I?"
(d) "...how do you think I can go to bed to a Woman I don't know?

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

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

12. What relationship are Lucy and Welldon pretending to have in the first scene of the play?
(a) Friends.
(b) Cousins.
(c) Couple.
(d) Siblings.

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

14. What does the governor try to do to Imoinda at the beginning of Act II, Scene III?
(a) Hug her.
(b) Kill her.
(c) Kiss her.
(d) Sleep with her.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. What story does Oroonoko relate to Blanford in Act II, Scene II?

4. What is the setting of the beginning of Act II, Scene III?

5. To whom is "Why, a lusty young Fellow may happen to tempt you" being said in Act I, Scene I?

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