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

2. What does Oroonoko stop Aboan from doing in Act III, Scene IV?

3. What does Welldon advise Jack against doing in regards to Mrs. Lackitt in Act IV, Scene I?

4. Which of the following is not something Welldon and Jack discuss in Act IV, Scene I?

5. When Oroonoko says "This Fellow is not right, I'll try him further," what does he mean in Act III, Scene IV?

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

3. What is Aboan's most convincing argument which finally gets Oroonoko to join his plans of revolt?

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

5. What is the tone of the beginning of Act IV, Scene II and how do you know?

6. What is Oroonoko's plan in Act III, Scene IV?

7. How might Act III be considered the climax of the play?

8. What is the lesson behind the captain's death and did we know it was coming?

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

10. In Act IV, what is the situation between Welldon, Jack and Mrs. Lackitt?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Secondary characters are essential to any story. Choose two of the characters, one from each group below to analyze and discuss. What is a secondary character and how is this character considered one? What is the character's personality? What relationships does the character have with others? What are the character's good points? What are the flaws? How does this character assist the plot? What relationship does this character have with the protagonist? What relationship does this character have with the antagonist? Research as necessary using at least one book source (not including the play or novella) and use specific examples from the play.

Group A

1) Lucy

2) Mrs. Lackitt

3) Stanmore

Group B

4) Blanford

5) Aboan

6) Hottman

Essay Topic 3

Freedom is an important theme in the play. Discuss what freedom and liberty means and how it is expressed in the play. What is being said about freedom? How do the characters view freedom? Do they want to be free, especially the slaves? If so, how do they go about achieving freedom?

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