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. As Pedro leaves the first scene, what does he tell the maid Callis to do?

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

3. Willmore is willing to pay any price to be with Angellica because she is_______.

4. Willmore urges Angellica to be governed by her love not ___________.

5. What does Blunt notice about Lucetta's home as he is led through it by Sancho in the second scene of Act 3?

Short Essay Questions

1. What theme of The Rover does Blunt's costume at the end of the play reinforce?

2. Does Moretta wear any kind of a mask?

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

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

5. What two views does Belvile have about destiny in Act 4, Scene 1?

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. How has Willmore ruined Angellica?

8. What is Willmore finally showing about himself as he comes upon Florinda by herself in the garden?

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

10. What agreement did Valeria and Frederic have that they reveal to Florinda and Belvile in Act 5?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

One of the larger themes of the play seems to be warning women to beware of the charms of men. Give four specific examples of this. Are there examples of men falling to the charms of women? How is this interpreted differently in the subtext of The Rover?

Essay Topic 2

What is the definition of a tyrant? What larger context is Florinda referring to when she calls Pedro a tyrant in Act 4, Scene 2? Despite his love for her, does Belvile treat Florinda as an equal? Is his regard for her any better than her brothers? Give specific examples to support your answers.

Essay Topic 3

What is a farce? Give specific examples of how it was used in The Rover. How did these scenes differ in tone from other scenes in the play?

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