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 Blunt notice about Lucetta's home as he is led through it by Sancho in the second scene of Act 3?

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

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

4. What was unusual about the author of this play?

5. What is the important symbol that appears as the characters head to the carnival?

Short Essay Questions

1. 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?

2. What are the merits of Don Antonio as a husband?

3. What is a farce?

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

5. Does Hellena seem well suited to become a nun? Why or why not?

6. What does the Epilogue say about the audience?

7. What is a soliloquy?

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

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

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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