Oroonoko: An Authoritative Text, Historical Backgrounds, Criticism Test | Final Test - Hard

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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. Why does Widow Lackitt give Welldon a gift?

2. In Act III, Scene I, why does Aboan not want to trust Hottman just yet?

3. What does Welldon advise Jack against doing in regards to Mrs. Lackitt in Act IV, Scene I?

4. What does Aboan mean by the line: "...I see Love has your Heart, and takes up all your thoughts" in Act III, Scene II?

5. What does Daniel say Lucy can call him?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Jack feel about his role in the situation between himself and Mrs.Lackitt in Act IV?

2. What does Widow Lackitt give to Welldon in Act IV, Scene I and why? What does Welldon plan to do with this?

3. What is Aboan's most convincing argument which finally gets Oroonoko to join his plans of revolt?

4. What are three examples of foreshadowing in Act III?

5. What nickname does Welldon suggest Mrs.Lackitt call him and how is this ironic?

6. How does Welldon put off Widow Lackitt from marriage in Act III, Scene III and what is her response?

7. What happens at the end of Act IV, Scene II?

8. What is the tone of the beginning of Act IV, Scene II and how do you know?

9. In Act III, Scene III, what does Welldon suggest he do so that he and Widow Lackitt may get married?

10. In Act IV, what is the situation between Welldon, Jack and Mrs. Lackitt?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Slavery is a main aspect in both the play and the novella. What issues of slavery are brought up in each version? What statement is being made by each author? How do you know? Research as necessary using at least one book source (not including the play or novella).

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

Trickery and betrayal are two intermingling themes that are seen in the play. Discuss what each means and how it is expressed in the novel. Who is tricked and by whom? Who is betrayed and by whom? What do we learn about the characters and the relationships between them based on the trickery and betrayal? 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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