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. What is Oroonoko's plan for the slaves at the beginning of Act III, Scene IV?

2. Once Oroonoko drops his sword, what happens?

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

4. What does Oroonoko disagree with in Act III, Scene II?

5. What does Aboan suggest they do to Hottman in Act III, Scene IV?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Why does Oroonoko say that Imoinda has made him a coward?

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

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

5. How does Blanford convince Oroonoko to drop his sword?

6. Describe the character Hottman in Act III.

7. Why does Oroonoko not initially want to join the slave revolt in Act III Scene II?

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

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

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

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

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

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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