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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who is Frederic flirting with out on the street in front of Angellica's home?
(a) Frederic is flirting with Florinda.
(b) Frederic is flirting with Valeria.
(c) Frederic is flirting with Hellena.
(d) Frederic is flirting with Lucetta.

2. Why does Angellica think Willmore is dishonorable?
(a) He has stolen from Moretta.
(b) She believes he uses women for his own pleasure.
(c) She believes he wants to marry for money.
(d) He won't fight for her.

3. What is the typical role of a woman at the time the play was written?
(a) To travel in singing troupes.
(b) To sell their bodies.
(c) To run the local government only.
(d) To be seen and not heard.

4. In Angellica's bedchamber, what kind of "mask" is she showing Willmore?
(a) The mask of a lover.
(b) The mask of a warrior.
(c) The mask of a flirting maiden.
(d) The mask of a hard-hearted business woman.

5. Which of the following is NOT an example of foreshadowing in Act 1, Scene 2?
(a) Belvile's calling Willmore the rover.
(b) Blunt's comment about being robbed by prostitutes.
(c) Frederic's comment that he hopes Luceta will teach Blunt a lesson.
(d) Pedro's comment that Florinda will find true love.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Florinda intend to do at the carnival?

2. After stepping out of sight of the approaching Englishmen in the beginning of Act 3, what does Hellena overhear Willmore telling his friends?

3. What does Willmore promise to give Angellica in the second act of The Rover?

4. Which suitor does Florinda's father hope she will marry?

5. Florinda is in love with which of the following characters?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the difference between an aside and a soliloquy?

2. For what purposes is Hellena using the story of the unfaithful lover she tells Willmore and Angellica when she is disguised as a man in Act 4?

3. How does the bawdy conversation between Valeria, Hellena, and Florinda at the beginning of Act 3 parallel some of the men's conversations in earlier scenes?

4. What does Pedro demand to know of "Antonio" after he lays his sword at Florinda's feet?

5. The Rover is considered to be what type of play?

6. What is ironic about what happened between Blunt and Lucetta?

7. How does Florinda feel about the way Pedro treats her and why?

8. What core theme of The Rover is becoming clear as Antonio mistakes his prisoner Belvile for Willmore?

9. What does Willmore tell Angellica when she asks him to promise not to marry another woman?

10. As Florinda waits in the garden for Belvile, what is she finally showing about herself without any masks?

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