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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. The Rover is considered to be what kind of play?
(a) Sketch comedy.
(b) Situation comedy.
(c) Shakesperean.
(d) A Restoration Comedy.

2. What does Angellica overhear Willmore telling Hellena as she comes onto the scene with her servant?
(a) Willmore professing that he is not capable of love.
(b) Willmore professing that he loves only Hellena.
(c) Willmore professing that he loves only Angellica.
(d) Willmore professing that he loves only Florinda.

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

4. What does Angellica reveal in an aside to the audience as Willmore attempts to seduce her?
(a) Willmore's words are moving her.
(b) She is truly in love with Antonio.
(c) She intends to rob Willmore.
(d) She despises Willmore.

5. Why is the playwright speaking in the prologue as a man?
(a) The audience is deaf.
(b) The play was written by a man.
(c) The audience prefers a male playwright over a female.
(d) The audience is always just men.

Short Answer Questions

1. Even though she is angry with Willmore, what does Hellena realize about him as he tries to explain where he has been?

2. What does Blunt try to take from Angellica's after the Englishmen chase off Antonio and his men?

3. What kind of "mask" does Willmore show Angellica in their first meeting?

4. What does Florinda do to test Belvile's love for her as they are standing around with Frederica and Valeria?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. What happens when Blunt shows Belvile the ring his victim offered as proof of her innocence?

2. Is Willmore being truthful with Angellica at the end of Act 2, Scene 2?

3. Why does Angellica persist in her attraction to Willmore despite Moretta's warnings about him?

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

5. What is ironic about Pedro's last comment in Act 3, Scene 5?

6. 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?

7. Why doesn't Angellica let Antonio kill Willmore in Act 5, Part 2?

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

9. Why isn't Phillippo jealous of all the attention Lucetta is paying to Blunt?

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

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