The Tempest Test | Final Test - Easy

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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Which character says: "We are such stuff/As dreams are made on"?
(a) Ariel.
(b) Miranda.
(c) Prospero.
(d) Gonzalo.

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

3. Who else does Prospero ask Ariel to bring back in Act V, Scene I?
(a) The ship's crew.
(b) Trinculo, Caliban and Stephano.
(c) No one.
(d) Juno, Iris and Ceres.

4. What does Ariel ask Prospero before going to fetch Caliban, Trinculo and Stephano?
(a) If Prospero will teach Ariel magic.
(b) What should Ariel dress up as this time.
(c) If Prospero loves Ariel.
(d) Why Prospero is doing all of this.

5. What does Alonso do when Prospero reveals Ferdinand and Miranda to him?
(a) He falls in love with Miranda.
(b) He tries to kill Prospero for hiding him.
(c) He blesses their marriage.
(d) He tells Ferdinand that he will not wed Miranda.

6. By the beginning of Act III, Scene II, what is the state of Caliban, Trinculo and Stephano?
(a) Drunk.
(b) Sick.
(c) Mad.
(d) Elated.

7. Who provides music and sings along with Stephano and Trinculo?
(a) Nymphs.
(b) Prospero.
(c) Ariel.
(d) Miranda.

8. What does Caliban curse himself for foolishly believing?
(a) That he would own the island.
(b) That Miranda would marry him.
(c) That Stephano is a god.
(d) That Prospero will release him from servitude.

9. Why does Alonso believe, following the false banquet, that Ferdinand is dead?
(a) Because he played a role in Prospero's and Miranda's banishment.
(b) Because they would have found him by now.
(c) Because the dancing spirits showed him Ferdinand's dead body.
(d) Because he is a corrupt and evil king.

10. After sending Ariel to release the men from the cave, what does Prospero vow to do?
(a) Kill Antonio, Sebastian and Alonso.
(b) Break up the union between Miranda and Ferdinand.
(c) Not to rest until his revenge is complete.
(d) Let go of his power and release the spirits.

11. Who listens in on Caliban's and Stephano's conversation?
(a) Ariel.
(b) Ferdinand.
(c) Prospero.
(d) Trinculo.

12. What sound does Prospero conjure to frighten Trinculo, Stephano and Caliban?
(a) Whispers in the forest.
(b) The sound of cracking thunder.
(c) Screams of the other men.
(d) The sound of hunting dogs.

13. How does Ariel appear to the men during the banquet?
(a) In a monstrous disguise.
(b) As himself.
(c) Dressed like a nymph.
(d) Dressed like Prospero.

14. Why does Prospero abruptly stop the marriage ceremony and change his mood?
(a) He is angered by the spirits.
(b) He remembers his plan for Trinculo, Stephano and Caliban.
(c) He remembers his plan for Antonio, Alonso and Sebastian.
(d) The spirits' message has no affect on Miranda and Ferdinand.

15. What does Prospero ask in his soliloquy at the play's end?
(a) For a moment of silence to reflect.
(b) For the audience's applause.
(c) To leave the island.
(d) To be left alone.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Caliban ask Stephano to do?

2. 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?

3. In speaking to Stephano, what does Caliban describe as very important?

4. Why do Sebastian and Antonio vow to help Alonso find Ferdinand following the banquet?

5. What does Prospero comment on in regard to Antonio and Sebastian?

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