The Rover Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Belvile show himself to be an honorable man to Pedro after Willmore draws his sword to attack Pedro?

2. What is Belvile's opinion of destiny as he finds himself a hopeless prisoner at Antonio's mercy?

3. What proof of her virtue does Florinda show Blunt to try to dissuade him?

4. What would be worse torture to Belvile than being imprisoned by Antonio?

5. What does Willmore do when he sees Angellica walking away from him in the second part of Act 4, Scene 2?

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

One of the larger themes of the play seems to be warning women to beware of the charms of men. Give four specific examples of this. Are there examples of men falling to the charms of women? How is this interpreted differently in the subtext of The Rover?

Essay Topic 3

Aphra Behn used a male playwright in the Prologue. What point was she trying to make and was it effective? How would a woman saying the same things change the tone of the Prologue? How does this relate to the larger theme of people seeing what they want to see and the danger of making assumptions? Give specific examples from The Rover to support your answers.

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