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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. Who is Frederic flirting with out on the street in front of Angellica's home?

2. Why does Angellica think Willmore is dishonorable?

3. What is the typical role of a woman at the time the play was written?

4. In Angellica's bedchamber, what kind of "mask" is she showing Willmore?

5. Which of the following is NOT an example of foreshadowing in Act 1, Scene 2?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. 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?

3. 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?

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

5. The Rover is considered to be what type of play?

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

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

8. What core theme of The Rover is becoming clear as Antonio mistakes his prisoner Belvile for Willmore?

9. What does Willmore tell Angellica when she asks him to promise not to marry another woman?

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

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

The Rover shows the way society in general, and men in particular, viewed the female gender with mistrust, resentment, anger, lust, and the capacity for violence. In the dramatization of the way women were viewed as something to be dominated and controlled, how does the play progress to demonstrate this in a much more visceral, less polite and ultimately less comic way?

Compare and contrast this with how women are treated in modern society.

Essay Topic 2

Give three examples of "double entendre" in The Rover. What purpose do they serve to the plot of the play?

Essay Topic 3

An aspect to the play's thematic point is that sometimes there are masks within masks, and the removal of one layer of disguise doesn't mean there aren't more beneath it. In a cohesive page or two, describe the first "mask" Willmore shows to Angellica. When he throws this first mask aside, what does he reveal underneath? Who do you think is the "real" Willmore? Are there any other characters with multiple-layered masks?

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