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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 is the first speaker in Act I, Scene II?
(a) Governor.
(b) Blanford.
(c) Captain.
(d) Widow.

2. What is Daniel content with, regarding Lucy, near the end of Act II, Scene I?
(a) Kissing Lucy.
(b) Providing for Lucy.
(c) Being a husband.
(d) Marrying and sleeping with Lucy.

3. Where have Lucy and Welldon moved to?
(a) London, England.
(b) New Guinea.
(c) America.
(d) Surinam, West Indies.

4. 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 time for Lucy and Stanmore to marry.
(c) It is time for Lucy and Daniel to marry.
(d) It is her and Jack's turn to marry next.

5. Who is the third character to make an appearance in Act I, Scene I?
(a) Oroonoko.
(b) Widow Lackitt.
(c) Charlotte.
(d) Stanmore.

Short Answer 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?

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

3. Whom do we learn owns several plantations in Act I, Scene I?

4. Why is Oroonoko so elated at the end of Act II, Scene III?

5. For what purpose have Lucy and Welldon left their original home?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Aboan caution Oroonoko in Scene II, Act III and what does he fear has happened to Oroonoko?

2. Why does Oroonoko say that Imoinda has made him a coward?

3. What happens to Oroonoko in Act V, Scene V?

4. What is Stanmore's reaction to Charlotte's true identity?

5. What is the lesson behind the captain's death and did we know it was coming?

6. How do Blanford and the others find Oroonoko in Act V, Scene III and what do they tell him? Does Oroonoko trust them?

7. 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?

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

9. What is Aboan's most convincing argument which finally gets Oroonoko to join his plans of revolt?

10. Oroonoko says: "Give me a Sword and I'll deserve your trust" in Act II, Scene III. How does he support his statement?

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