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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who lulls the lords searching for Ferdinand into a deep sleep during their banter?
(a) Prospero.
(b) Caliban.
(c) Miranda.
(d) Ariel.

2. What does the scene between Stephano, Trinculo and Caliban provide to the reader?
(a) Complexity.
(b) Frightening tension.
(c) Comic relief.
(d) Enlightening insight.

3. What does Caliban beg of Stephano when he first meets him?
(a) To get Trinculo out from under his robes.
(b) To sing for him.
(c) To help him off the island.
(d) To be left alone.

4. Ferdinand is surprised by Miranda, because she
(a) Speaks his language.
(b) Is so beautiful.
(c) Thinks he is a spirit.
(d) Has a magical father.

5. What does Prospero think about Ferdinand's and Miranda's attraction to each other?
(a) That it is foolish.
(b) That it is immoral.
(c) That it will destroy his grand plan.
(d) That it is part of his grand plan.

6. Why does Ferdinand prefer not to do Prospero's work?
(a) Because he is not strong enough.
(b) Because he does not want to take over the island.
(c) Because he is a prince of Naples.
(d) Because he does not want to marry Miranda.

7. The tempest is a symbolic form of an upheaval from a state of
(a) Disgust.
(b) Nature.
(c) Harm.
(d) Peace.

8. What is Caliban happiest about after he meets Trinculo and Stephano?
(a) That the two men are not more torturous spirits.
(b) That he now knows what wine is.
(c) That he has made new friends.
(d) That he is free from Prospero.

9. The Tempest is considered one of Shakespeare's
(a) Earlier works.
(b) Later works.
(c) Romantic works.
(d) Modern works.

10. Why does Trinculo hide underneath Caliban's robes?
(a) He wants to be safe from the island's spirits.
(b) He hears thunder and thinks another storm is coming.
(c) He heard noises in the distance and is afraid.
(d) Caliban promises to protect him.

11. What does Trinculo wonder about Caliban after listening to his drunken speech?
(a) Why Caliban is on the island.
(b) How Caliban came to look the way he does.
(c) How he could have been afraid of someone so weak.
(d) How quickly Caliban became drunk.

12. Who ties to calm down Caliban in Act II, Scene II?
(a) Stephano.
(b) Trinculo.
(c) Prospero.
(d) Antonio.

13. Why does Ferdinand not want Miranda to help him with his work?
(a) Because she has never done it before.
(b) Because she is too young.
(c) Because it is too hard for her.
(d) Because he wants to show off for her.

14. What does Miranda urge Ferdinand to do while he is working?
(a) To work harder.
(b) To not work so hard.
(c) To leave her alone.
(d) To run away.

15. What does Prospero state in an aside about Ferdinand?
(a) He is everything he had hoped he would be.
(b) He will force Ferdinand into servitude.
(c) He will have him duel with Caliban.
(d) He is too old for his daughter.

Short Answer Questions

1. The only nobleman who has a calm and positive attitude during the storm at sea is

2. When Miranda first meets Ferdinand, she believes he is

3. Alonso becomes more distraught after losing his son, remembering that he has also lost

4. What does Antonio offer to do in order to persuade Sebastian to go along with the plan?

5. Prospero's magical power comes from

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