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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. In the false banquet scene, what characteristic of Gonzalo is revealed that he shares with Miranda and Ferdinand?
(a) Purity.
(b) Selflessness.
(c) Intelligence.
(d) Naivety.

3. What does Prospero conjure in order to derange Alonso, Gonzalo, Antonio and Sebastian while they are resting?
(a) Ferdinand.
(b) The rest of the men.
(c) Their ship.
(d) A banquet table of food.

4. What does Prospero say about Caliban's distorted looks?
(a) That they are not his true visage.
(b) That they parallel the ugliness of the other men's actions.
(c) That his manners are equally as distorted.
(d) That they are not his fault.

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

6. At the end of Act IV, Scene I, what does Prospero promise to Ariel after asking him to pursue Trinculo, Stephano and Caliban?
(a) Freedom.
(b) Imprisonment.
(c) Love.
(d) Knowledge.

7. Who does Caliban talk about at length to Stephano?
(a) Ariel.
(b) Miranda.
(c) Trinculo.
(d) Prospero.

8. What does Prospero tease Stephano about at the end of the play?
(a) How easy it was to fool him.
(b) The gaudy apparel he has on.
(c) His partnership with Caliban.
(d) Wanting to be king.

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

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

11. What does Prospero tell the spirits to do?
(a) Distract Ferdinand from seeing Alonso.
(b) Distract Ferdinand while he speaks with Miranda.
(c) Lecture Ferdinand and Miranda about chastity.
(d) Teach Ferdinand and Miranda how to dance.

12. Who does Alonso recognize Trinculo and Stephano as?
(a) Other spirits on the island.
(b) His butler and servant.
(c) Servants of Prospero's.
(d) His enemies.

13. Who are "the rabble"?
(a) Alonso, Antonio and Sebastian.
(b) Ariel, Prospero and Miranda.
(c) Gonzalo, Miranda and Ferdinand.
(d) Stephano, Trinculo and Caliban.

14. While discussing the plan with Caliban, what is Stephano's main objective?
(a) To kill Caliban.
(b) To escape back to the ship.
(c) To marry Miranda.
(d) To find his shipmates.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. At the beginning of Act III, Scene II, who does Caliban vow to serve?

2. Under what circumstances will Prospero curse Ferdinand's and Miranda's marriage?

3. What does Prospero ask in his soliloquy at the play's end?

4. What part of the scene in which Caliban plans the assassination is somewhat poetic and shows the depth of Caliban?

5. What does Gonzalo contrast to the character of his present company during the banquet?

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