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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What does Prospero comment on in regard to Alonso and Antonio?
(a) Their cruelty.
(b) Their stupidity.
(c) Their kindness.
(d) Their penitence.
2. Why does Prospero abruptly stop the marriage ceremony and change his mood?
(a) He remembers his plan for Trinculo, Stephano and Caliban.
(b) He is angered by the spirits.
(c) He remembers his plan for Antonio, Alonso and Sebastian.
(d) The spirits' message has no affect on Miranda and Ferdinand.
3. 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 speech about the magic of the island.
(c) His wish to marry Miranda.
(d) His anger and spite against Prospero.
4. What does Stephano admit to Prospero at the end of the play?
(a) That he was not really going to kill him.
(b) That he still wants to be king.
(c) That he would have made a poor king.
(d) That it was his idea to kill him.
5. What does Caliban ask Stephano to do?
(a) Help kidnap Miranda.
(b) Kill Prospero.
(c) Kill Trinculo.
(d) Take him with him off of the island.
6. What does Prospero tell the spirits to do?
(a) Teach Ferdinand and Miranda how to dance.
(b) Lecture Ferdinand and Miranda about chastity.
(c) Distract Ferdinand from seeing Alonso.
(d) Distract Ferdinand while he speaks with Miranda.
7. In Act V, Scene I, who do Sebastian and Antonio make jokes about after Ariel brings everyone back?
8. What does Prospero realize about himself when Ariel tells him about the men in the cave?
(a) That he does not want to leave the island.
(b) That he is mad with power.
(c) That he is delighted the men are so miserable.
(d) That all he desired was their apology.
9. What sound does Prospero conjure to frighten Trinculo, Stephano and Caliban?
(a) The sound of hunting dogs.
(b) The sound of cracking thunder.
(c) Whispers in the forest.
(d) Screams of the other men.
10. What does Prospero comment on in regard to Gonzalo?
(a) His intelligence.
(b) His meekness.
(c) His honor.
(d) His courage.
11. How does Ariel appear to the men during the banquet?
(a) As himself.
(b) Dressed like Prospero.
(c) In a monstrous disguise.
(d) Dressed like a nymph.
12. What does Prospero conjure in order to derange Alonso, Gonzalo, Antonio and Sebastian while they are resting?
(a) The rest of the men.
(b) Their ship.
(d) A banquet table of food.
13. What do Antonio, Alonso, Sebastian and Gonzalo learn about the ship in Act V, Scene I?
(a) That the ship and crew are safe.
(b) That the ship and crew set sail without them.
(c) That all of the crew are dead.
(d) That the ship has been destroyed.
14. Who does Prospero feel betrayed by in Act IV, Scene I?
15. 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?
(a) Guilt for past deeds.
(b) Desire for blood.
(c) Desire for power.
(d) Lust for Miranda.
Short Answer Questions
1. In his soliloquy in Act IV, Scene I, what does Prospero insinuate a personal connection to?
2. Who does Alonso recognize Trinculo and Stephano as?
3. What spirits does Prospero conjure after blessing Ferdinand and Miranda's marriage?
4. Why does Prospero conjure the spirits to dance for Ferdinand and Miranda?
5. What does Gonzalo contrast to the character of his present company during the banquet?
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