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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Alonso is the king of
(a) Naples.
(b) Milan.
(c) Tunis.
(d) Carthage.

2. In Act I, Scene II, what does Prospero promise Ariel yet again?
(a) The island.
(b) Power.
(c) Miranda.
(d) Freedom.

3. Prospero seeks revenge against
(a) Antonio, Alonso and Sebastian.
(b) Alonso and Ferdinand.
(c) Antonio and Gonzalo.
(d) Antonio and Sebastian.

4. What does Trinculo want to do with Caliban in order to make money?
(a) Have him steal from Antonio.
(b) Have him steal from Prospero.
(c) Sell him off as a slave.
(d) Show him off to the public.

5. Who assures Miranda that Ferdinand is a man and not a spirit?
(a) Prospero.
(b) Caliban.
(c) Ariel.
(d) Ferdinand.

6. What keeps Ferdinand going as he does Prospero's work?
(a) The possibility of being let go and leaving the island.
(b) The promise of being reunited with his father.
(c) His desire to prove that he is good at everything.
(d) His willingness to do anything for Miranda.

7. Prior to Prospero releasing him, Ariel was stuck for twelve years in a
(a) Storm.
(b) Cage.
(c) Tree.
(d) Box.

8. After Ariel completes his duties, Prospero promises to
(a) Free him.
(b) Knight him.
(c) Let him marry Miranda.
(d) Teach him his magic.

9. What does Trinculo believe Caliban to be?
(a) A fish.
(b) A boar.
(c) A prisoner.
(d) A spirit.

10. Prospero and Miranda were given provisions and books on the boat by
(a) Stephano.
(b) Gonzalo.
(c) Trinculo.
(d) Sebastian.

11. The two men who retreat to their cabins during the storm are
(a) Alonso and Gonzalo.
(b) Alonso and Ferdinand.
(c) Antonio and Gonzalo.
(d) Alonso and Antonio.

12. Prospero tells Miranda that in order to usurp his power, Antonio allied himself with
(a) Alonso.
(b) Caliban.
(c) Miranda.
(d) Ferdinand.

13. What does Miranda offer to Ferdinand while he is working?
(a) To show him Prospero's magical books.
(b) To work in Ferdinand's place.
(c) To talk to Prospero for him.
(d) To bring him some food and water.

14. The only two men Miranda has seen prior to meeting Ferdinand are
(a) Prospero and Gonzalo.
(b) Prospero and Caliban.
(c) Prospero and Ferdinand.
(d) Prospero and Trinculo.

15. What does Ferdinand protest when Prospero accuses him of wanting to take over the island?
(a) His social status.
(b) His intelligence.
(c) His right to the island as Prince of Naples.
(d) His innocence.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who thwarts Antonio's and Sebastian's plan in Act II, Scene I?

2. Why does Ferdinand not want Miranda to help him with his work?

3. What is one of Sebastian's reservations about Antonio's plan in Act II, Scene I?

4. Prospero gives Ferdinand a hard time in order to

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

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