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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. To what does the phrase "green Sickness" refer to in Act IV, Scene I?

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

3. What does Welldon plan on using the jewels and money for that Mrs. Lackitt gave him?

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

5. Why does Blanford bring Aboan to Oroonoko?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

7. How does Welldon put off Widow Lackitt from marriage in Act III, Scene III and what is her response?

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

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

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

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

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 3

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.

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