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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. Who is now married to Widow Lackitt in Act IV?
2. How does Welldon put off Widow Lackitt from marriage yet again in Act III, Scene III?
3. Which word best describes Oroonoko's plan for the slaves in Act III, Scene IV?
4. Who are the two people who have betrayed Oroonoko in Act IV, Scene II?
5. Who speaks the line "he did deserve his Death" and about whom in Act IV, Scene II?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is Aboan's most convincing argument which finally gets Oroonoko to join his plans of revolt?
2. What is the lesson behind the captain's death and did we know it was coming?
3. What does Aboan caution Oroonoko in Scene II, Act III and what does he fear has happened to Oroonoko?
4. What are three examples of foreshadowing in Act III?
5. How might Act III be considered the climax of the play?
6. How does Blanford convince Oroonoko to drop his sword?
7. How does Welldon put off Widow Lackitt from marriage in Act III, Scene III and what is her response?
8. What happens at the end of Act IV, Scene II?
9. In Act IV, what is the situation between Welldon, Jack and Mrs. Lackitt?
10. What does Widow Lackitt give to Welldon in Act IV, Scene I and why? What does Welldon plan to do with this?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
It is often said that the greatest story is a love story. The play is not without the elements of a romance. Discuss what are the elements of a romance or love story and how they are portrayed in the play. Which characters are involved and with who? Is it a comedic love or tragic? What is the message about love? 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
Although Thomas Southerne wrote the play, Oroonoko, A Tragedy, the true creator of Oroonoko is the author, Aphra Behn. What was Behn's life like? What were her views? Why did she become a writer? What did she write? What were her inspirations for writing Oroonoko? Research as necessary using at least one book source (not including the play or novella).
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