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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. Where is Lucy and Welldon's original home?
(a) America.
(b) Surinam.
(c) England.
(d) Spain.

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

3. Who is Daniel?
(a) Lucy's brother.
(b) Welldon's brother.
(c) Stanmore's son.
(d) The widow's son.

4. What does Blanford vow to help Oroonoko do at the beginning of Act II, Scene II?
(a) Beat him.
(b) Reunite him with his wife.
(c) Send him home.
(d) Free him.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Whom does this line refer to: "Sir, You're a scurvy Fellow to talk at this rate to me" in Act I, Scene II?

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

3. What does Blanford vow to do?

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

5. What does Welldon say to the widow's first suggestion of a husband for Lucy?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. Why does Oroonoko tell Blanford he is unhappy?

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

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

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

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

10. 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?

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