Mid-Book Test - Hard
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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What is Daniel's response when Lucy asks him "Well, how do you like me now?" in Act II, Scene I?
2. In Act II, Scene III, who comes to attack the plantations near the end of the entertainment?
3. Who got rid of Oroonoko's wife?
4. Who is Imoinda?
5. Whom does this line refer to: "Sir, You're a scurvy Fellow to talk at this rate to me" in Act I, Scene II?
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. What does Blanford try to assure Oroonoko of in Act II, Scene II?
3. What is the reaction to the suggestion to hang Oroonoko in Act V?
4. What does Widow Lackitt give to Welldon in Act IV, Scene I and why? What does Welldon plan to do with this?
5. In Act I, Scene II, what is Widow Lackitt complaining of, to whom, and why?
6. What does the governor rationalize about Imoinda in Act V, Scene IV and is it truly rational?
7. In Act III, Scene III, what does Welldon suggest he do so that he and Widow Lackitt may get married?
8. What do we learn about Oroonoko's past in Act II, Scene II?
9. What happens to Oroonoko in Act V, Scene V?
10. What does Aboan caution Oroonoko in Scene II, Act III and what does he fear has happened to Oroonoko?
Trickery and betrayal are two intermingling themes that are seen in the play. Discuss what each means and how it is expressed in the novel. Who is tricked and by whom? Who is betrayed and by whom? What do we learn about the characters and the relationships between them based on the trickery and betrayal? Research as necessary using at least one book source (not including the play or novella) and use specific examples from the play.
There are several key female characters in the play Oroonoko and through them, we can get an understanding of the lifestyle and treatment of women in those times. Choose one of the following topics below in regards to women:
1) Discuss how women were treated and viewed during the time period of the play's setting. How is the treatment of women shown in the play through the female characters? Is it an accurate depiction? What were Southerne's viewpoints?
2) Discuss how Aphra Behn was considered a feminist of her time and how her feminist views have been portrayed in not only her novella but in Southerne's play.
3) One major change in the play adaption of the novel is the change in race of Imoinda. Discuss this change and what it means in relationship to women and race.
Research as necessary using at least one book source (not including the play or novella) and use specific examples from the play.
Compare and contrast the play with the novella. Discuss the history behind each piece, the themes, how each one was received by the public and its popularity and how each was interpreted. Research as necessary using at least one book source (not including the play or novella).
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