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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 of the following is not something Welldon and Jack discuss in Act IV, Scene I?
2. How does Welldon put off Widow Lackitt from marriage yet again in Act III, Scene III?
3. What does Welldon plan on using the jewels and money for that Mrs. Lackitt gave him?
4. What does Aboan suggest they do to Hottman in Act III, Scene IV?
5. At the beginning of Act IV, Scene II, what weapon does Imoinda carry?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Aboan caution Oroonoko in Scene II, Act III and what does he fear has happened to Oroonoko?
2. What does Oroonoko understand about the slaves who take the governor's pardon and beg forgiveness in Act IV, Scene II?
3. Why does Oroonoko not initially want to join the slave revolt in Act III Scene II?
4. From what is Welldon rescued at the end of Act III, Scene III and how?
5. What does Widow Lackitt give to Welldon in Act IV, Scene I and why? What does Welldon plan to do with this?
6. What is the lesson behind the captain's death and did we know it was coming?
7. What nickname does Welldon suggest Mrs.Lackitt call him and how is this ironic?
8. Describe the character Hottman in Act III.
9. How does Blanford convince Oroonoko to drop his sword?
10. How does Welldon put off Widow Lackitt from marriage in Act III, Scene III and what is her response?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
There are several key female characters in the play Oroonoko and through them, we can get an understanding of the lifestyle and treatment of women in those times. Choose one of the following topics below in regards to women:
1) Discuss how women were treated and viewed during the time period of the play's setting. How is the treatment of women shown in the play through the female characters? Is it an accurate depiction? What were Southerne's viewpoints?
2) Discuss how Aphra Behn was considered a feminist of her time and how her feminist views have been portrayed in not only her novella but in Southerne's play.
3) One major change in the play adaption of the novel is the change in race of Imoinda. Discuss this change and what it means in relationship to women and race.
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
Trickery and betrayal are two intermingling themes that are seen in the play. Discuss what each means and how it is expressed in the novel. Who is tricked and by whom? Who is betrayed and by whom? What do we learn about the characters and the relationships between them based on the trickery and betrayal? 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 can be said that Oroonoko the play has many similarities to certain plays of Shakespeare. Discuss, analyze, and compare in what ways Oroonoko is similar to Shakespeare plays. Was this intentional on the part of Southerne? Why or why not? Research as necessary using at least one book source (not including the play or novella) and use specific examples from the play.
Plays to compare Oroonoko to:
1) Romeo and Juliet
3) Twelfth Night
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