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. Why doesn't Willmore wear his mask to the carnival?

2. Florinda can't stand which of her possible suitors?

3. What does Florinda think of falling in love at first sight?

4. Who is Ned Blunt infatuated with?

5. Why is Willmore angry as he enters the garden and sees Florinda waiting for Belvile?

Short Essay Questions

1. Does Moretta wear any kind of a mask?

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

3. What is Angellica "masking" as she meets Willmore for the first time?

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

5. What happens when Blunt shows Belvile the ring his victim offered as proof of her innocence?

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

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

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

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

10. 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?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

In The Rover, confusion piles upon confusion and anger piles upon anger, all as the result of people assuming that what they see, and believe to be true, actually IS true. The core element at the heart of both the play's theme and its narrative are the complications that arise when assumptions are made. Give three detailed examples of characters in The Rover seeing what they want to see instead of the reality of a situation.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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