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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Lucy call Daniel?

2. What argument finally convinced Oroonoko to drop his sword at the end of Act IV, Scene II?

3. What does the governor tell Oroonoko that he did not come to do near the beginning of Act IV, Scene II?

4. Who speaks the line "he did deserve his Death" and about whom in Act IV, Scene II?

5. Why have Oroonoko and the slaves gathered in Act III, Scene IV?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

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 2

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

Essay Topic 3

Plays have been written as far back as ancient Greek times and Aristotle, as an ancient Greek philosopher left the world with his rulings on the six dramatic elements. Discuss Aristotle's six dramatic elements then choose one to analyze in regards to the play: 1) Plot/Action 2) Character 3) Ideas/Themes 4) Language 5) Music 6) Spectacle. 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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