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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 is the true identity of the governor's mistress?
2. What does Welldon say to the widow's first suggestion of a husband for Lucy?
3. What does Blanford vow to do?
4. What story does Oroonoko relate to Blanford in Act II, Scene II?
5. Why does Lucy exit in Act I, Scene I?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Blanford defend Clemene? What does this show us about him?
2. What happens to Oroonoko in Act V, Scene V?
3. Describe the character Hottman in Act III.
4. What is the lesson behind the captain's death and did we know it was coming?
5. What does Widow Lackitt give to Welldon in Act IV, Scene I and why? What does Welldon plan to do with this?
6. What is Oroonoko's plan in Act III, Scene IV?
7. What happens to Imoinda in Act V, Scene V?
8. What is the reaction to the suggestion to hang Oroonoko in Act V?
9. Where are the two sisters living and how is this an advantage for them?
10. In Act III, Scene III, what does Welldon suggest he do so that he and Widow Lackitt may get married?
Essay Topic 1
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).
Essay Topic 2
It can be said that Oroonoko the play has many similarities to certain plays of Shakespeare. Discuss, analyze, and compare in what ways Oroonoko is similar to Shakespeare plays. Was this intentional on the part of Southerne? Why or why not? Research as necessary using at least one book source (not including the play or novella) and use specific examples from the play.
Plays to compare Oroonoko to:
1) Romeo and Juliet
3) Twelfth Night
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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