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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. Whom do we learn owns several plantations in Act I, Scene I?
2. Why does the governor call on Imoinda in Act II, Scene III?
3. What is Lucy's reaction to marriage with the Captain?
4. What does the widow tell the captain that she wants?
5. Where is Lucy and Welldon's original home?
Short Essay Questions
1. What happens to the governor in Act V, Scene V?
2. Why did Lucy and Welldon leave London and come to Surinam?
3. What does Aboan caution Oroonoko in Scene II, Act III and what does he fear has happened to Oroonoko?
4. How does Blanford defend Clemene? What does this show us about him?
5. In Act III, Scene III, what does Welldon suggest he do so that he and Widow Lackitt may get married?
6. What do we learn about Oroonoko's past in Act II, Scene II?
7. How might Act III be considered the climax of the play?
8. What does Blanford try to assure Oroonoko of in Act II, Scene II?
9. What happens at the end of Act IV, Scene II?
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?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
There are many elements in literature, and two that are used in the play are allusions and irony. Discuss what allusions are and cite some examples from the play. What is being alluded to and how do you know? Is it an effective allusion? Discuss what irony means and the three types of irony. Then cite three examples of irony, labeling each example with the type of irony. Research as necessary using at least one book source (not including the play or novella) and use specific examples from the play.
Essay Topic 2
Foreshadowing is used in the play. Discuss the meaning of foreshadowing and cite at least three examples of foreshadowing. What is being foreshadowed and how do you know? 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
One main theme of Oroonoko, the play, is the feeling of compassion. Discuss how compassion is expressed in the play and by which characters. What is being said about compassion? What are the characters feeling compassionate about? How is it considered a theme? 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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