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Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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) Desire for blood.
(b) Guilt for past deeds.
(c) Desire for power.
(d) Lust for Miranda.

2. 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 he is a corrupt and evil king.
(c) Because the dancing spirits showed him Ferdinand's dead body.
(d) Because they would have found him by now.

3. Why does Prospero conjure the spirits to dance for Ferdinand and Miranda?
(a) He saw Ferdinand getting too close to Miranda.
(b) He wanted to display his power to Ferdinand.
(c) He wanted to surprise them with an early wedding gift.
(d) He was bored and wanted the entertainment.

4. What does Alonso wonder about when he sees that Trinculo, Stephano and Caliban are intoxicated?
(a) Where they procured the wine.
(b) If Prospero made them drunk.
(c) If their intoxication came from something they ate on the island.
(d) When their intoxication will wear off.

5. What distracts Trinculo and Stephano from their original plan?
(a) Their fear of the island spirit Caliban spoke of.
(b) The clothes Prospero set out, which they try on.
(c) Caliban's distorted visage.
(d) The mysterious sounds in the forest.

6. At the beginning of Act IV, Scene I, what does Prospero tell Ferdinand?
(a) He will never be allowed to marry Miranda.
(b) He has more chores for him to do.
(c) The trials he has endured were tests of love.
(d) He will teach him magic from his books.

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

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

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

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

11. What does Prospero comment on in regard to Alonso and Antonio?
(a) Their penitence.
(b) Their cruelty.
(c) Their stupidity.
(d) Their kindness.

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

13. Who pretends to be Trinculo and interrupts Stephano's and Caliban's conversation?
(a) Ariel.
(b) Ferdinand.
(c) Miranda.
(d) Prospero.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Prospero say about Caliban's distorted looks?

2. In Act IV, Scene I, how is Prospero feeling toward Caliban?

3. In Act V, Scene I, who do Sebastian and Antonio make jokes about after Ariel brings everyone back?

4. Which character says: "We are such stuff/As dreams are made on"?

5. What does Prospero realize about himself when Ariel tells him about the men in the cave?

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