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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What sound does Prospero conjure to frighten Trinculo, Stephano and Caliban?
(a) The sound of cracking thunder.
(b) Screams of the other men.
(c) The sound of hunting dogs.
(d) Whispers in the forest.
2. What story does Prospero tell Alonso, Gonzalo, Sebastian and Antonio?
(a) The story of Caliban's witch mother, Sycorax.
(b) The story about how he learned magic.
(c) The story of how Ferdinand and Miranda met.
(d) The story about the island.
3. 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 Ariel motif.
(d) The conspiracy motif.
4. 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) To allow Ariel to feel what power is like.
(c) To show them that their power is fleeting.
(d) So that they will starve.
5. What does Gonzalo contrast to the character of his present company during the banquet?
(a) Miranda and Ferdinand.
(b) Trinculo, Caliban and Stephano.
(d) The dancing spirits Prospero conjures.
6. Why does Prospero abruptly stop the marriage ceremony and change his mood?
(a) The spirits' message has no affect on Miranda and Ferdinand.
(b) He remembers his plan for Trinculo, Stephano and Caliban.
(c) He is angered by the spirits.
(d) He remembers his plan for Antonio, Alonso and Sebastian.
7. 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) How they will kill Prospero.
(d) Which one of them will marry Miranda.
8. In speaking to Stephano, what does Caliban describe as very important?
(b) Taking over the island.
(c) Prospero's books.
(d) Learning how to fight.
9. What does Prospero tell the spirits to do?
(a) Lecture Ferdinand and Miranda about chastity.
(b) Distract Ferdinand from seeing Alonso.
(c) Teach Ferdinand and Miranda how to dance.
(d) Distract Ferdinand while he speaks with Miranda.
10. Who does Caliban talk about at length to Stephano?
11. How does Ariel appear to the men during the banquet?
(a) Dressed like Prospero.
(b) In a monstrous disguise.
(c) Dressed like a nymph.
(d) As himself.
12. Why does Prospero conjure the spirits to dance for Ferdinand and Miranda?
(a) He saw Ferdinand getting too close to Miranda.
(b) He was bored and wanted the entertainment.
(c) He wanted to surprise them with an early wedding gift.
(d) He wanted to display his power to Ferdinand.
13. What subplot comes to an end at the completion of Act IV, Scene I?
(a) The plan by Caliban, Trinculo and Stephano to kill Prospero.
(b) Prospero's use of his magical powers.
(c) The deal between Prospero and Ariel.
(d) Ariel's dedication to Prospero.
14. What does Prospero conjure in order to derange Alonso, Gonzalo, Antonio and Sebastian while they are resting?
(a) Their ship.
(b) The rest of the men.
(d) A banquet table of food.
15. What does Prospero realize about himself when Ariel tells him about the men in the cave?
(a) That he is delighted the men are so miserable.
(b) That all he desired was their apology.
(c) That he is mad with power.
(d) That he does not want to leave the island.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Prospero say to Antonio and Sebastian on the side?
2. What does Caliban curse himself for foolishly believing?
3. Who does Prospero feel betrayed by in Act IV, Scene I?
4. What distracts Trinculo and Stephano from their original plan?
5. What does Stephano admit to Prospero at the end of the play?
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