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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 Welldon say to the widow's first suggestion of a husband for Lucy?
(a) He says Lucy is considering it.
(b) He says Lucy hates him.
(c) He says Lucy loves him.
(d) He says Lucy is conflicted.

2. 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 Stanmore to marry.
(d) It is time for Lucy and Daniel to marry.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. To whom is the line "My heart drops blood for him" referring in Act I, Scene II?

2. Why is Lucy's sister dressed as a man?

3. What does the governor try to do to Imoinda at the beginning of Act II, Scene III?

4. In Act II, Scene III, who comes to attack the plantations near the end of the entertainment?

5. Who leads a successful attack against the invaders at the end of the entertainment in Act II, Scene III?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. What do we understand of the relationship between Jack Stanmore and Widow Lackitt in Act I, Scene II?

6. 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?

7. What is an allusion and what allusion is made in Act I, Scene II?

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

9. In Act I, Scene I, what does Stanmore offer to Welldon and why?

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

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