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

2. Who is "The Dog" that Oroonoko refers to at the beginning of Act II, Scene II?
(a) Captain.
(b) Blanford.
(c) Governor.
(d) Stanmore.

3. What is Oroonoko's status?
(a) A normal man.
(b) A king.
(c) A prince's servant.
(d) A prince.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Why does the governor call on Imoinda in Act II, Scene III?

3. What does the widow force Daniel to do in Act II, Scene I?

4. Who is Daniel?

5. What does the line "poor Women be thought decaying and unfit/for the Town at One or Two and twenty" in Act I, Scene I mean exactly?

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

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

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

5. What does Blanford try to assure Oroonoko of in Act II, Scene II?

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

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

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

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

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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