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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. Who speaks the line "I am a better Christian, I thank you, than to keep it with a Heathen" in Act I, Scene II?
(a) Blanford.
(b) Governor.
(c) Captain.
(d) Oroonoko.

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

3. What story does Oroonoko relate to Blanford in Act II, Scene II?
(a) How he was captured.
(b) His childhood.
(c) HIs travels.
(d) His wife's disappearance.

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

5. Who is the first character we are introduced to in the beginning of the play?
(a) Charlotte.
(b) Oroonoko.
(c) Welldon.
(d) Lucy.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the widow's second suggestion for a husband for Lucy?

2. Whom do we learn is interested in marrying the widow near the end of Act I, Scene I?

3. How did the captain capture Oroonoko to be a slave?

4. What new name does Blanford suggest Oroonoko take?

5. To whom does Welldon mention his sister to in Act I, Scene II in terms of marriage?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe Daniel's character.

2. 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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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