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 Hellena intend to find at the carnival?

2. After stepping out of sight of the approaching Englishmen in the beginning of Act 3, what does Hellena overhear Willmore telling his friends?

3. What does Hellena decide to do to Willmore to make him pay for his attention of another woman?

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

5. What does Willmore reveal in an aside to the audience in Act 2, Scene 2?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is a soliloquy?

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

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

4. Why isn't Phillippo jealous of all the attention Lucetta is paying to Blunt?

5. 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.

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

7. How does Belvile plan to give Florinda time to escape from Pedro's house?

8. What is a farce?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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

Essay Topic 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

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

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