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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Which word best describes Oroonoko's plan for the slaves in Act III, Scene IV?
(a) Doubtful.
(b) Violent.
(c) Haphazard.
(d) Peaceful.

2. To whom is Welldon speaking at the beginning of Act IV?
(a) Jack.
(b) Lucy.
(c) Stanmore.
(d) Widow.

3. What does Widow Lackitt want Welldon to do as she exits Act III, Scene III?
(a) Follow her to her bedroom for a chat.
(b) Follow her to his bedroom and lie with her.
(c) Follow her to the library for a chat.
(d) Follow her to her bedroom and lie with her.

4. Oroonoko says "I must Capitulate?" in Act IV, Scene II. What does "capitulate" mean?
(a) Negotiate.
(b) Pardon.
(c) Surrender.
(d) Fight.

5. Which of the following is not something Welldon and Jack discuss in Act IV, Scene I?
(a) How Jack and Welldon will both get money out of Mrs. Lackitt.
(b) How Jack may later marry Mrs. Lackitt.
(c) How Jack beds Mrs. Lackitt even though Welldon is married to her.
(d) How Welldon will remain married to Mrs. Lackitt.

6. Why does Widow Lackitt give Welldon a gift?
(a) To remind him to not be negligent of her.
(b) To show she is not negligent of him.
(c) To show off her wealth.
(d) To show she wants to get rid of him.

7. Who appears as the mediator?
(a) Blanford.
(b) Welldon.
(c) Aboan.
(d) Stanmore.

8. Why does Oroonoko say Imoinda has made him a coward?
(a) He is afraid to die and be without her and afraid to live and lose her.
(b) He does not stand up to her.
(c) She has turned him weak-willed.
(d) She is making him yield because of her weakness.

9. Why have Oroonoko and the slaves gathered in Act III, Scene IV?
(a) To pledge their loyalty to Oroonoko.
(b) To have a celebration.
(c) To plan the murder of the governor.
(d) To discuss their plans for freedom.

10. Why is Daniel irritated when he enters in Act IV, Scene I?
(a) Because Lucy follows him everywhere.
(b) Because Lucy refuses to sleep with him.
(c) Because his mother won't leave him alone.
(d) Because his mother won't visit him.

11. What argument finally convinced Oroonoko to drop his sword at the end of Act IV, Scene II?
(a) That he is about to be a father.
(b) That he is a father.
(c) That he is a husband.
(d) That he is a prince.

12. To whom is the line "You are a Slave your self, and to command, Is now anothers right" being spoken to in Act III, Scene II?
(a) Oroonoko.
(b) Aboan.
(c) Hottman.
(d) Imoinda.

13. When Oroonoko says "This Fellow is not right, I'll try him further," what does he mean in Act III, Scene IV?
(a) He will try to convince the slaves of his plan.
(b) He will try to convince Hottman of his plan.
(c) He will try to convince Aboan of his plan.
(d) He will try to kill Hottman.

14. What does Lucy tell Welldon that she has heard about the slaves?
(a) That there is a disturbance.
(b) That they are escaping.
(c) That there is a prince amongst them.
(d) That they are having a celebration.

15. What does Welldon plan on using the jewels and money for that Mrs. Lackitt gave him?
(a) A new house.
(b) Dowry for a husband.
(c) To go back to London.
(d) Dowry for Lucy's husband.

Short Answer Questions

1. At the beginning of Act IV, Scene II, what weapon does Imoinda carry?

2. How is Welldon rescued from having to sleep with the widow?

3. What does the governor tell Oroonoko that he did not come to do near the beginning of Act IV, Scene II?

4. Why do the slaves fall on the ground asking for the governor's forgiveness?

5. What is the feeling in Act III, Scene II?

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