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Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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 anger and spite against Prospero.
(d) His wish to marry Miranda.

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

3. What does Prospero comment on in regard to Gonzalo?
(a) His courage.
(b) His intelligence.
(c) His honor.
(d) His meekness.

4. Why do Sebastian and Antonio vow to help Alonso find Ferdinand following the banquet?
(a) They feel guilty and now wish to help him.
(b) They want to make amends for past deeds.
(c) They do not want to separate from the group.
(d) They wish to carry out their murderous plan.

5. What story does Prospero tell Alonso, Gonzalo, Sebastian and Antonio?
(a) The story about how he learned magic.
(b) The story of how Ferdinand and Miranda met.
(c) The story of Caliban's witch mother, Sycorax.
(d) The story about the island.

6. What does Gonzalo contrast to the character of his present company during the banquet?
(a) Ariel.
(b) Trinculo, Caliban and Stephano.
(c) The dancing spirits Prospero conjures.
(d) Miranda and Ferdinand.

7. What does the banquet scene reveal about Alonso, Sebastian and Antonio?
(a) That Antonio and Sebastian feel guilt for what they did, while Alonso does not.
(b) That Alonso, Antonio and Sebastian do not feel guilt for what they did.
(c) That the men are easily fooled.
(d) That Alonso feels guilt for what he did, while the other two do not.

8. Why does Prospero want the men to see a banquet and then have it taken away?
(a) To show them that their power is fleeting.
(b) To exert his own power over them.
(c) So that they will starve.
(d) To allow Ariel to feel what power is like.

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

10. What are Trinculo, Stephano and Caliban arguing about in their drunken stupor?
(a) Where the ship has gone.
(b) Whether or not they have been fooled by the island spirit.
(c) Which one of them will marry Miranda.
(d) How they will kill Prospero.

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

12. What does Prospero bury in the earth?
(a) A map of the island.
(b) His magical staff.
(c) His magic book.
(d) Letters he has written.

13. What do Antonio, Alonso, Sebastian and Gonzalo learn about the ship in Act V, Scene I?
(a) That all of the crew are dead.
(b) That the ship and crew are safe.
(c) That the ship has been destroyed.
(d) That the ship and crew set sail without them.

14. What does Prospero throw into the ocean?
(a) His king's robe.
(b) His magic book.
(c) His magical staff.
(d) His old crown.

15. How does Prospero's speech differ from his normal speech?
(a) It is deluded and illogical.
(b) It does not differ from his normal speech.
(c) It is forthcoming.
(d) It is more poetic.

Short Answer Questions

1. What do Ariel and Prospero do to disguise themselves from Caliban, Trinculo and Stephano?

2. What does Alonso do when Prospero reveals Ferdinand and Miranda to him?

3. Prospero distracts the three men from their plan of revenge; who distracts Prospero from his?

4. What spirits does Prospero conjure after blessing Ferdinand and Miranda's marriage?

5. What does Alonso wonder about when he sees that Trinculo, Stephano and Caliban are intoxicated?

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