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 does Florinda tell Belvile before she leaves the garden?

2. Where do Florinda and Belvile make arrangements to meet when they see each other at the carnival?

3. What lie does Willmore tell Hellena when she approaches from the shadows in the first scene of Act 3?

4. What does Frederic tell Willmore is very dangerous as he goes into Angellica's house for the first time?

5. Florinda is in love with which of the following characters?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happens when Belvile tries to help the wounded Antonio?

2. What kind of book is Blunt reading as Florinda comes in and sees him in Belvile's house?

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

4. How does Belvile try to persuade Antonio to spare him?

5. Why is Pedro in such a bad mood in Act 3, Scene 1?

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

7. What is the problem with Belvile's desire to confront Antonio before he marries Florinda?

8. 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.

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

How do the scenes in which Blunt is tricked by Lucetta function to lay the groundwork for his important role in the play's climax? What, specifically, does he do in the last scene of Act 4 that plays such a pivotal role?

Essay Topic 3

What is the difference between a literal mask and an emotional or metaphorical mask? Give specific examples from The Rover.

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