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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. 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 be seen and not heard.
(d) To run the local government only.

2. Angellica allows which man to come inside her house without charge, something she rarely does?
(a) Blunt.
(b) Willmore.
(c) Pedro.
(d) Antonio.

3. What does Willmore promise to give Angellica in the second act of The Rover?
(a) His time.
(b) His love.
(c) His sword.
(d) His money.

4. What was unusual about the author of this play?
(a) The author was a 90 year old man.
(b) The author was a woman.
(c) The author was only 11 years old.
(d) The author grew orchids as a hobby.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Hellena intend to get into the carnival?

2. Why is Willmore angry as he enters the garden and sees Florinda waiting for Belvile?

3. The three couples in The Rover will struggle in what way?

4. The Rover was first performed on stage in what year?

5. What effect does tricking Blunt have on Phillippo?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is a farce?

2. What is an "aside"?

3. Why does Angellica want to get revenge on Willmore?

4. Why does Florinda rush in and try to stop the duel between Pedro and Belvile?

5. What is a striking difference between how Pedro expects Hellena and Florinda to behave and how they actually act?

6. Why does Blunt hate all women in general?

7. What happens when Belvile tries to help the wounded Antonio?

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

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

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

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