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. Which slave says that he belonged to Oroonoko?

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

3. For what cause does Oroonoko declare he will join Aboan's plans to revolt?

4. What does Daniel say Lucy can call him?

5. To whom does Welldon give his jewels and money for safekeeping?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Aboan caution Oroonoko in Scene II, Act III and what does he fear has happened to Oroonoko?

2. Describe the character Hottman in Act III.

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

4. What is the situation between Daniel and Lucy in Act IV, Scene I?

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

6. What does Welldon give Stanmore at the end of Act IV, Scene I, what do they talk about and what is Stanmore's reaction?

7. Describe the character Aboan in Act III.

8. What does Oroonoko understand about the slaves who take the governor's pardon and beg forgiveness in Act IV, Scene II?

9. From what is Welldon rescued at the end of Act III, Scene III and how?

10. What does Aboan say that Oroonoko does not understand in Act III Scene II?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following 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

Discuss Thomas Southerne as the writer of the play. Who was he and why did he decide to turn Behn's novella into a play? What were his motivations and goals in writing the play? What else did he write? Research as necessary using at least one book source (not including the play or novella).

Essay Topic 3

Every story must have a protagonist. This play has two protagonists because it has two story-lines. Choose one of the two protagonists from below and discuss his/her character. How is this character considered a protagonist? What is the character's personality like? What relationships does the character have with others? What are the character's good points? What are the flaws? Analyze as much as possible. Research as necessary using at least one book source (not including the play or novella) and use specific examples from the play.

1) Oroonoko

2) Welldon

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