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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. For what purpose have Lucy and Welldon left their original home?
3. Why is Oroonoko so elated at the end of Act II, Scene III?
4. Who is Welldon?
5. Who is "The Dog" that Oroonoko refers to at the beginning of Act II, Scene II?
Short Essay Questions
1. In Act I, Scene I, what does Stanmore offer to Welldon and why?
2. Why did Lucy and Welldon leave London and come to Surinam?
3. What does Blanford try to assure Oroonoko of in Act II, Scene II?
4. Why does Oroonoko tell Blanford he is unhappy?
5. What is an allusion and what allusion is made in Act I, Scene II?
6. What do we learn about Oroonoko's past in Act II, Scene II?
7. For what purpose has the governor sent Stanmore to summon Blanford and Oroonoko?
8. Describe Daniel's character.
9. In Act I, Scene II, what is Widow Lackitt complaining of, to whom, and why?
10. Oroonoko says: "Give me a Sword and I'll deserve your trust" in Act II, Scene III. How does he support his statement?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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.
Essay Topic 2
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 3
Relationships between characters are very important, especially in a play. Choose two characters' relationship to discuss and analyze from the list below. What is the relationship between the two characters? How did they meet? How do they interact? What happens to them in the end? What do we learn about the individual characters based on their relationship with each other? Research as necessary using at least one book source (not including the play or novella) and use specific examples from the play.
1) Welldon and Mrs. Lackitt
2) Oroonoko and Blanford
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