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. 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

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?

Essay Topic 2

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 3

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?

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