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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 enters near the end of Act III, Scene III?
2. What is Blanford trying to convince Oroonoko to do near the end of Act IV, Scene II?
3. Why does Oroonoko stop Aboan from harming Hottman near the end of Act III, Scene IV?
4. What is Blanford's reaction to the governor's actions at the end of Act IV, Scene II?
5. What sort of tone does the conversation between Welldon and Jack have in Act IV, Scene I?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Welldon put off Widow Lackitt from marriage in Act III, Scene III and what is her response?
2. What is the tone of the beginning of Act IV, Scene II and how do you know?
3. In Act III, Scene III, what does Welldon suggest he do so that he and Widow Lackitt may get married?
4. What is the lesson behind the captain's death and did we know it was coming?
5. How does Jack feel about his role in the situation between himself and Mrs.Lackitt in Act IV?
6. What does Oroonoko understand about the slaves who take the governor's pardon and beg forgiveness in Act IV, Scene II?
7. What nickname does Welldon suggest Mrs.Lackitt call him and how is this ironic?
8. What does Widow Lackitt give to Welldon in Act IV, Scene I and why? What does Welldon plan to do with this?
9. In Act IV, what is the situation between Welldon, Jack and Mrs. Lackitt?
10. How does Blanford convince Oroonoko to drop his sword?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
Every story must have an antagonist. This play has a few antagonists because there are a few characters who are against the main protagonist, Oroonoko. Discuss what makes a character an antagonist and analyze how each character below can be considered an antagonist. 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. Then determine which character is the main antagonist. Research as necessary using at least one book source (not including the play or novella) and use specific examples from the play.
3) Oroonoko's father
Essay Topic 3
One thing Oroonoko, the play, does well is emphasize scenes of pathos. Discuss what the term 'pathos' means and how it is emphasized in the play. 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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