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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. How does the widow's response of "Is that all?" to the Welldon's promise to Lucy's dying father tell us about the widow in Act II, Scene I?
2. What subject does the widow bring up with Welldon at the beginning of Act II, Scene I?
3. How long has Mrs. Lackitt been a widow?
4. How can Daniel's behavior in Act II, Scene I be described?
5. Why does the governor call on Imoinda in Act II, Scene III?
Short Essay Questions
1. Where are the two sisters living and how is this an advantage for them?
2. In Act II, Scene I how does Welldon put Widow Lackitt off marrying him?
3. Describe Daniel's character.
4. For what purpose has the governor sent Stanmore to summon Blanford and Oroonoko?
5. What is an allusion and what allusion is made in Act I, Scene II?
6. How is Widow Lackitt's interest in Welldon shown (list 5 examples) and what does it foreshadow?
7. What line tells us of Welldon's feelings towards Mrs. Lackitt and in regards to what in Act I, Scene I?
8. Oroonoko says: "Give me a Sword and I'll deserve your trust" in Act II, Scene III. How does he support his statement?
9. In Act I, Scene I, what does Stanmore offer to Welldon and why?
10. What do we learn about Oroonoko's past in Act II, Scene II?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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.
Essay Topic 2
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 3
Secondary characters are essential to any story. Choose two of the characters, one from each group below to analyze and discuss. What is a secondary character and how is this character considered one? What is the character's personality? What relationships does the character have with others? What are the character's good points? What are the flaws? How does this character assist the plot? What relationship does this character have with the protagonist? What relationship does this character have with the antagonist? Research as necessary using at least one book source (not including the play or novella) and use specific examples from the play.
2) Mrs. Lackitt
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