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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. Why does Behn choose to have a male playwright to speak in the Prologue?
(a) Behn is poking fun at woman.
(b) To make a point about the costumes of male characters.
(c) To make a point about the role of woman in society.
(d) Behn is a man.

2. Who is Florinda waiting for in the beginning of Act 3, Scene 5?
(a) Belvile to give her a sign.
(b) Pedro to give her money.
(c) Antonio to take her away.
(d) Belvile to take her away.

3. After he realizes he's been fooled, who besides Lucetta is Blunt angry with?
(a) Belvile.
(b) Sancho.
(c) Frederic.
(d) Himself.

4. What does Florinda intend to do at the carnival?
(a) Give a note to Captain Belvile.
(b) Kiss her future husband.
(c) Run away.
(d) Dance all night.

5. What does Hellena make Willmore promise after she catches him coming out of Angellica's house?
(a) Hellena says she will never see him again unless he refuses to pay her brother money.
(b) Hellena says she will never see him again unless he marries her.
(c) Hellena says she will never see him again unless he refuses to see Lucetta.
(d) Hellena says she will never see him again unless he refuses to see Angellica

Short Answer Questions

1. What are the women's attitudes toward the men in Act 1, Scene 2?

2. What does Angellica reveal in an aside to the audience as Willmore attempts to seduce her?

3. As he agrees to the duel, who does Don Antonio believe that the disguised Pedro really is?

4. What does Florinda bring with her to the garden?

5. Who is Ned Blunt infatuated with?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why is Pedro in such a bad mood in Act 3, Scene 1?

2. What kind of "mask" is Willmore showing to both Hellena and Angellica?

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

4. Why doesn't Florinda want to marry Don Antonio?

5. How does Belvile plan to give Florinda time to escape from Pedro's house?

6. Does Hellena seem well suited to become a nun? Why or why not?

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

8. 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?

9. What does the Epilogue say about the audience?

10. Why is Willmore's "mask" extremely precarious in Scenes 3 and 4 of Act 4?

(see the answer keys)

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