The Rover Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What effect does tricking Blunt have on Phillippo?

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

3. Angellica allows which man to come inside her house without charge, something she rarely does?

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

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

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What is an "aside"?

3. Give two examples of how the women are determined not to be taken advantage of by the men in the first act of The Rover.

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

5. Why does Willmore believe Hellena disguised as a gypsy is a woman of quality?

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

7. What are the merits of Don Antonio as a husband?

8. What does removing the mask of the hardened business woman reveal about Angellica?

9. Why does Blunt hate all women in general?

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

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Compare and contrast the relationships of Willmore and Angellica and Willmore and Hellena. What elements are similar and what are different? Also, compare Willmore's relationships with that of Belvile and Florinda. What makes these relationships different?

Essay Topic 2

The Rovers central premise is women can and should be in control of their own destinies.

1. Choose two female characters and describe how they took control of their own destiny.

2. Contrast these women with a female character who did not seem to be in control of what happened to her.

Essay Topic 3

Pedro can easily see through Antonio's mask as they both vie for Angellica's attention. Why can't Pedro see through the disguises of Florinda and Hellena? What about the sisters or Pedro makes it easier for him to be deceived? What greater thematic point of The Rover does this illustrate?

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