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 is the playwright speaking in the prologue as a man?

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

3. What does Hellena intend to find at the carnival?

4. What do Lucetta, Sancho, and Phillippo do with Blunt's belongings?

5. What does Florinda intend to do at the carnival?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Willmore feel about women in general?

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

3. Why does it seem that sometimes masks and disguises are necessary to the characters?

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

5. What kind of "mask" is Willmore showing to both Hellena and Angellica?

6. What is the reason, other than the carnival, that Frederic and Blunt have come to town?

7. 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.

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

9. What is a farce?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the difference between the way men treated high-born women like Florinda and low-born women, prostitutes in particular? Give two specific examples to back up your point of view.

Essay Topic 2

Compare and contrast the relationships of Willmore and Angellica and Willmore and Hellena. What elements are similar and what are different? Also, compare Willmore's relationships with that of Belvile and Florinda. What makes these relationships different?

Essay Topic 3

Describe in detail three particular events in Act 1, Scene 2 that foreshadowed what would happen to Ned Blunt later in the play.

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