Oroonoko by Aphra Behn: Summary, Characters, Themes & Analysis


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Which genre exemplifies Oroonoko?

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1. Because the writer inserts herself into the story of Oroonoko as a character and then writes certain passages in first person, we might call her a _____.

2. Oroonoko is treated well on the slave ship because of his _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use your knowledge and comprehension of 'Oroonoko' by Aphra Behn to answer questions in this quiz and worksheet. You'll also review the major theme, revisit main characters and analyze the method of writing.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet are designed to help you test your recollection and review your understanding of:

  • The genre of 'Oroonoko'
  • The point of view from which the story is told
  • Major events in the story like the slave revolt
  • The major theme that Behn was offering

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge Application - check your understanding of the different points of view to be able to identify the point of view in this story
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you were able to understand what you were reading in order to pick out the major theme intended by Behn
  • Information recall - see if you can remember the major events in 'Oroonoko' to answer questions about the plot

Additional Learning

If you decide you need a more detailed summary, check out the accompanying lesson, 'Oroonoko' by Aphra Behn: Summary, Characters, Themes & Analysis. The lesson reviews:

  • Notable facts about the genres at the time 'Oroonoko' was published
  • An overview of the plot of the story
  • The main theme of the book and current events addressed
  • The narrative of the story and how that influences the story
  • The importance of the main characters and how they interact