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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 "poor Women be thought decaying and unfit/for the Town at One or Two and twenty" in Act I, Scene I mean exactly?
(a) That women who look like they are old are actually 21 or 22 years of age.
(b) That women, no matter their age are always thought to be 21 or 22 years of age.
(c) That women are considered old at 21 or 22 years of age.
(d) That women who are 21 or 22 years of age are never considered old.

2. What does Oroonoko warn the Captain of?
(a) To live in fear.
(b) To love Lucy well or he will be betrayed.
(c) To wait till he kills him.
(d) To beware treachery.

3. Why does Lucy exit in Act I, Scene I?
(a) So that Welldon can figure out how to dupe Widow Lackitt.
(b) So that Widow Lackitt can try to seduce Welldon.
(c) So that Welldon and Widow Lackitt may be alone to get to know one another.
(d) So that Welldon and Widow Lackitt may talk business.

4. Why does the Lieutenant Governor summon Blanford and Oroonoko in Act II, Scene II?
(a) He wants Oroonoko's opinion of his mistress.
(b) He wants Oroonoko's opinion on politics.
(c) He wants Oroonoko to entertain him.
(d) He wants Oroonoko to do some work for him.

5. Whom do we learn owns several plantations in Act I, Scene I?
(a) Welldon.
(b) Lucy.
(c) Stanmore.
(d) Widow Lackitt.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Blanford vow to do?

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

3. Who is Imoinda?

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

5. What does Blanford vow to help Oroonoko do at the beginning of Act II, Scene II?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the Captain's character in Act I, Scene II.

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

3. At the beginning of Act I, Scene II, what are the Governor and Blanford discussing and what might this foreshadow?

4. Describe Daniel's character.

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

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

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

8. For what purpose has the governor sent Stanmore to summon Blanford and Oroonoko?

9. What do we learn about Oroonoko's past in Act II, Scene II?

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

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