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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) Situation comedy.
(b) Sketch comedy.
(c) Shakesperean.
(d) A Restoration Comedy.

2. According to the playwright, the audience comes to see The Rover for what reason?
(a) The amazing acrobatics they will see.
(b) To be moved by the beautiful acting.
(c) The witty comments they will be able to make after the play.
(d) To see the skimpy costumes.

3. 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 refuses to see Angellica
(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 marries her.

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

5. Where does Blunt end up after he leaves Lucetta's house?
(a) Naked in the woods.
(b) Naked in the ocean.
(c) Naked in the sewer.
(d) Naked, roaming the streets lost.

Short Answer Questions

1. What little thing do Willmore and Antonio duel over in Act 2?

2. What does Willmore reveal in an aside to the audience in Act 2, Scene 2?

3. What thought consoles Blunt after his bad experience with Lucetta?

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

5. What does Florinda tell Belvile before she leaves the garden?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What is the reason, other than the carnival, that Frederic and Blunt have come to town?

3. Give two examples of how men show their disregard for women in the first act of The Rover.

4. What is Willmore's downfall when he encounters Antonio also waiting outside Angellica's?

5. Why was it so easy for Lucetta to trick Blunt?

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

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

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. Why is it significant that The Rover was written by a woman?

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

(see the answer keys)

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