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 Blunt walks away from the carnival to follow Lucetta, what do his friends comment about him?

2. What does Angellica overhear Willmore telling Hellena as she comes onto the scene with her servant?

3. At the beginning of the play, who has been banished, penniless from his homeland?

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

5. What thought consoles Blunt after his bad experience with Lucetta?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Florinda walk past Pedro on the street without him recognizing her?

2. Does Moretta wear any kind of a mask?

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

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

5. Why is it important to the plot of The Rover that Florinda, Hellena and Valeria are still wearing their gypsy disguises as they meet Belvile, Wilmore, and Frederic on the street?

6. What happens when Willmore tries to make a joke to Belvile about his attack on Florinda?

7. Why is it significant that The Rover was written by a woman?

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Which one was the true Willmore and not just a mask he donned to get his way: Willmore the contemptuous womanizer or Willmore the honest husband? Please explain your answer with at least four specific examples from The Rover.

Essay Topic 2

Willmore seems to continually frustrate or infuriate Belvile. Give three examples of this occurring in The Rover. Do think Willmore's gaffes are intentional? What purpose do they serve to the plot or theme of the play?

Essay Topic 3

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.

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