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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. What does the line "I shou'd like mightily to be call'd Mrs. Welldon" foreshadow in Act I, Scene I?
2. Who stands and stares at Oroonoko in Act I, Scene II?
3. Who is the first character we are introduced to in the beginning of the play?
4. What is the widow's second suggestion for a husband for Lucy?
5. Whom does the widow first suggest that Lucy marry?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why does Oroonoko not initially want to join the slave revolt in Act III Scene II?
2. Who speaks the line "hear you, but I can believe no more" in Act I, Scene II. What does it mean?
3. How might Act III be considered the climax of the play?
4. What does Widow Lackitt give to Welldon in Act IV, Scene I and why? What does Welldon plan to do with this?
5. What does Welldon give Stanmore at the end of Act IV, Scene I, what do they talk about and what is Stanmore's reaction?
6. What does Oroonoko understand about the slaves who take the governor's pardon and beg forgiveness in Act IV, Scene II?
7. What is the situation between Daniel and Lucy in Act IV, Scene I?
8. What is the lesson behind the captain's death and did we know it was coming?
9. In Act II, Scene I how does Welldon put Widow Lackitt off marrying him?
10. What is Oroonoko's plan in Act III, Scene IV?
Essay Topic 1
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 2
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 3
The play, though having two running story-lines, is for the most part, a tragedy. Discuss the play as a tragedy. What are the elements of a tragedy according to Aristotle? What are the elements of a tragedy according to Shakespeare? How does the play fit in with each set of guidelines? 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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