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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Who leads a successful attack against the invaders at the end of the entertainment in Act II, Scene III?
(a) Blanford.
(b) Oroonoko.
(c) Captain.
(d) Governor.

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

4. Whom does this line refer to: "Sir, You're a scurvy Fellow to talk at this rate to me" in Act I, Scene II?
(a) Captain.
(b) Blanford.
(c) Welldon.
(d) Governor.

5. Who is the Royal Slave whom Stanmore mentions near the end of Act II, Scene II?
(a) Oroonoko.
(b) Imoinda.
(c) Clemene.
(d) King of Angola.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Oroonoko warn the Captain of?

2. Who is the third character to make an appearance in Act I, Scene I?

3. What does Daniel make his mother promise near the end of Act II, Scene I?

4. Who speaks the line "I am a better Christian, I thank you, than to keep it with a Heathen" in Act I, Scene II?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. How is Widow Lackitt's interest in Welldon shown (list 5 examples) and what does it foreshadow?

2. How does Blanford defend Clemene? What does this show us about him?

3. Describe the interaction between Lucy and Daniel, and Daniel's attitude towards marrying her.

4. Take the following line: "Were not you an ill-natur'd thing to boggle at a Promise? I cou'd break twenty for you" in Act II, Scene I. Who is speaking and to whom? What is it in reference to and what do these words tell us about the speaker?

5. Describe the interaction and relationship between the governor and his mistress at the beginning of Act II, Scene III.

6. Why did Lucy and Welldon leave London and come to Surinam?

7. After the reunion of Oroonoko and Imoinda, what does the governor comment and what does this comment foreshadow?

8. What do we learn about Oroonoko's past in Act II, Scene II?

9. In Act I, Scene II, what is Widow Lackitt complaining of, to whom, and why?

10. Who speaks the line "hear you, but I can believe no more" in Act I, Scene II. What does it mean?

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