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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 Blanford vow to do?
(a) Serve the Captain.
(b) Serve Welldon.
(c) Serve the Governor.
(d) Serve Oroonoko.

2. What subject does the widow bring up with Welldon at the beginning of Act II, Scene I?
(a) Lucy's marriage to her son.
(b) Marriage to Jack.
(c) Lucy's marriage to the Captain.
(d) Marriage to him.

3. Who got rid of Oroonoko's wife?
(a) His brother.
(b) His father.
(c) His mother.
(d) His sister.

4. What does Blanford understand about Oroonoko in the beginning of Act II, Scene II?
(a) Why he is so angry.
(b) Why he is so pitiful.
(c) Why he is distrustful of white men.
(d) Why he is so sad.

5. Who says: "Why, a lusty young Fellow may happen to temp you" in Act I, Scene I?
(a) Stanmore.
(b) Lucy.
(c) Widow Lackitt.
(d) Welldon.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who says: "My heart drops blood for him" in Act I, Scene II?

2. How does Welldon say he could cheat the widow?

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

4. In Act II Scene II, who is the first speaker?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

9. 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?

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

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