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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 the line "I shou'd like mightily to be call'd Mrs. Welldon" foreshadow in Act I, Scene I?
(a) Widow Lackitt's interest in adopting Welldon.
(b) Widow Lackitt's romantic interest in Welldon.
(c) Widow Lackitt's interest in marrying her daughter to Welldon.
(d) Lucy's romantic interest in Welldon.

2. What new name does Blanford suggest Oroonoko take?
(a) Welldon.
(b) Julius.
(c) Prince.
(d) Caeser.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the true identity of the governor's mistress?

2. What is Lucy's reaction to marriage with the Captain?

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

4. To whom is the line "My heart drops blood for him" referring in Act I, Scene II?

5. What is the setting of Act II, Scene I?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. Why does Oroonoko tell Blanford he is unhappy?

6. Describe Daniel's character.

7. Where are the two sisters living and how is this an advantage for them?

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

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

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

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