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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who is Daniel?
2. In Act II Scene II, who is the first speaker?
3. For what purpose have Lucy and Welldon left their original home?
4. What does Blanford understand about Oroonoko in the beginning of Act II, Scene II?
5. Who is the governor's mistress?
Short Essay Questions
1. In Act I, Scene II, what is Widow Lackitt complaining of, to whom, and why?
2. What do we learn about Oroonoko's past in Act II, Scene II?
3. What do we understand of the relationship between Jack Stanmore and Widow Lackitt in Act I, Scene II?
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. Where are the two sisters living and how is this an advantage for them?
7. Who speaks the line "hear you, but I can believe no more" in Act I, Scene II. What does it mean?
8. In Act I, Scene I, who is disguised as a man and why?
9. Why does Oroonoko tell Blanford he is unhappy?
10. Why did Lucy and Welldon leave London and come to Surinam?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Relationships between characters are very important, especially in a play. Choose two characters' relationship to discuss and analyze from the list below. What is the relationship between the two characters? How did they meet? How do they interact? What happens to them in the end? What do we learn about the individual characters based on their relationship with each other? Research as necessary using at least one book source (not including the play or novella) and use specific examples from the play.
1) Welldon and Mrs. Lackitt
2) Oroonoko and Blanford
Essay Topic 2
Every story must have a protagonist. This play has two protagonists because it has two story-lines. Choose one of the two protagonists from below and discuss his/her character. How is this character considered a protagonist? What is the character's personality like? What relationships does the character have with others? What are the character's good points? What are the flaws? Analyze as much as possible. Research as necessary using at least one book source (not including the play or novella) and use specific examples from the play.
Essay Topic 3
Plays have been written as far back as ancient Greek times and Aristotle, as an ancient Greek philosopher left the world with his rulings on the six dramatic elements. Discuss Aristotle's six dramatic elements then choose one to analyze in regards to the play: 1) Plot/Action 2) Character 3) Ideas/Themes 4) Language 5) Music 6) Spectacle. Research as necessary using at least one book source (not including the play or novella) and use specific examples from the play.
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