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. What is the parallel to Trinculo and Stephano dressing up in borrowed clothes?
(a) Antonio's and Sebastian's borrowed power.
(b) Prospero's borrowing of Ferdinand.
(c) Ariel borrowing Prospero's magical powers.
(d) Caliban borrowing the men's wine.

2. What does Prospero say to Antonio and Sebastian on the side?
(a) That they are evil people.
(b) That he will kill them if they kill Alonso.
(c) That he knows about their assassination plan.
(d) That he does not really forgive them.

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

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

5. 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.

6. In speaking to Stephano, what does Caliban describe as very important?
(a) Prospero's books.
(b) Miranda.
(c) Taking over the island.
(d) Learning how to fight.

7. What does Alonso do when Prospero reveals Ferdinand and Miranda to him?
(a) He tries to kill Prospero for hiding him.
(b) He tells Ferdinand that he will not wed Miranda.
(c) He blesses their marriage.
(d) He falls in love with Miranda.

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

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

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

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

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

13. What is Prospero surprised at when Ariel tells him that Antonio, Alonso, Sebastian and Gonzalo are upset and remorseful?
(a) That Ariel does not care about them.
(b) That Ariel, a spirit, feels compassion for them.
(c) That Ariel has not enjoyed inflicting pain on them.
(d) That Ariel did not follow his orders.

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

15. 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 characteristics about the dancing nymphs.
(c) They illuminate the contrasting characteristics of Antonio and Sebastian.
(d) They help introduce new characters.

Short Answer Questions

1. After sending Ariel to release the men from the cave, what does Prospero vow to do?

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

3. What does Prospero throw into the ocean?

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

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

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