The Tempest Quiz | Eight Week Quiz E

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Act 3, Scene 3.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is one way in which Ferdinand's life differs from Miranda's?
(a) He is more educated than Miranda.
(b) He understands what it means to be royalty, while she does not.
(c) He has encountered many women, while she has encountered few men.
(d) He is not used to manual labor as much as she is.

2. What part of the scene in which Caliban plans the assassination is somewhat poetic and shows the depth of Caliban?
(a) His request for Trinculo and Stephano to sing.
(b) His wish to marry Miranda.
(c) His speech about the magic of the island.
(d) His anger and spite against Prospero.

3. When Trinculo and Stephano wonder where the music is coming from, what is Caliban's reasoning?
(a) That the island is magical.
(b) They are simply imagining it.
(c) It is coming from a nearby island.
(d) Singing causes nymphs to play their instruments.

4. How does Antonio convince Sebastian to go along with the plan in Act II, Scene I?
(a) He tells him how much fun it is to be a king.
(b) He tells him that they can combine powers once he is king of Naples.
(c) He explains how much he benefited from taking Prospero's throne.
(d) He describes the riches he will gain as the king of Naples.

5. When awakened, Alonso asks Sebastian and Antonio why they have their swords drawn. What is their excuse?
(a) They were seeing whose sword was bigger.
(b) They heard something and were preparing to protect everyone.
(c) They were having a heated argument.
(d) They were practicing their swordsmanship.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is one thing about Caliban that Stephano finds amazing?

2. The two men who retreat to their cabins during the storm are

3. In the false banquet scene, Gonzalo catches on to Antonio's and Sebastian's plan but identifies the wrong motivation for it. What does he believe their motivation to be?

4. What motif does the scene between Caliban, Trinculo and Stephano and their assassination plan reflect?

5. In order to render Ferdinand defenseless after he draws his sword, Prospero

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