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. Why is Gonzalo's comments about the dancing nymphs important during the banquet scene?
(a) They show that Gonzalo is capable of lust.
(b) They illuminate the contrasting characteristics of Antonio and Sebastian.
(c) They help introduce new characters.
(d) They illuminate characteristics about the dancing nymphs.

2. What does Prospero order Ariel to fetch when he is ready to reveal his identity to the men?
(a) His magic book.
(b) His magical staff.
(c) Miranda and Ferdnand.
(d) His old clothes from Milan.

3. 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) Not to rest until his revenge is complete.
(c) Kill Antonio, Sebastian and Alonso.
(d) Let go of his power and release the spirits.

4. What motif does the scene between Caliban, Trinculo and Stephano and their assassination plan reflect?
(a) The tempest motif.
(b) The magic motif.
(c) The conspiracy motif.
(d) The Ariel motif.

5. What is the banquet supposed to elicit in the men?
(a) Hunger.
(b) Temptation.
(c) Sorrow.
(d) Lust.

6. Why do Trinculo and Stephano threaten to beat Caliban?
(a) They think he will back out of their plan to murder Prospero.
(b) They believe he lost their bottles of wine.
(c) They believe he is lying to them about the island spirit.
(d) They think he is leading them in circles.

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

8. Who accuses Alonso, Antonio and Sebastian of being the men of sin?
(a) Gonzalo.
(b) Ariel.
(c) Prospero.
(d) The dancing spirits.

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

10. In his soliloquy in Act IV, Scene I, what does Prospero insinuate a personal connection to?
(a) Miranda.
(b) Spirits.
(c) Nature.
(d) Ariel.

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

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

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

14. Under what circumstances will Prospero curse Ferdinand's and Miranda's marriage?
(a) If they try to elope.
(b) If Ferdinand thwarts Prospero's plan of revenge.
(c) If they have premarital sex.
(d) If Miranda has any communication with Caliban.

15. In Act IV, Scene I, how is Prospero feeling toward Caliban?
(a) Prospero wants to befriend Caliban.
(b) Prospero feels betrayed by Caliban.
(c) Prospero feels sorry for Caliban.
(d) Prospero is disgusted with Caliban.

Short Answer 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?

2. What does Ariel ask Prospero before going to fetch Caliban, Trinculo and Stephano?

3. What is the parallel to Trinculo and Stephano dressing up in borrowed clothes?

4. What does Prospero bury in the earth?

5. Who does Alonso recognize Trinculo and Stephano as?

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