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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 does the widow force Daniel to do in Act II, Scene I?
(a) Kiss Welldon.
(b) Hug Lucy.
(c) Hug Welldon.
(d) Kiss Lucy.

2. 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.

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

4. Why does Lucy exit in Act I, Scene I?
(a) So that Welldon and Widow Lackitt may talk business.
(b) So that Welldon can figure out how to dupe Widow Lackitt.
(c) So that Welldon and Widow Lackitt may be alone to get to know one another.
(d) So that Widow Lackitt can try to seduce Welldon.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Welldon say he promised Lucy's dying father in Act II, Scene I to Widow Lackitt?

2. Who is Daniel?

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

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

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

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the Captain's character in Act I, Scene II.

2. At the beginning of Act I, Scene II, what are the Governor and Blanford discussing and what might this foreshadow?

3. In Act II, Scene I how does Welldon put Widow Lackitt off marrying him?

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

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

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

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

8. In Act I, Scene I, who is disguised as a man and why?

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

10. 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?

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