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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. 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.
2. What does Prospero say about Caliban's distorted looks?
(a) That they are not his fault.
(b) That his manners are equally as distorted.
(c) That they are not his true visage.
(d) That they parallel the ugliness of the other men's actions.
3. What does Prospero ask in his soliloquy at the play's end?
(a) For the audience's applause.
(b) To be left alone.
(c) For a moment of silence to reflect.
(d) To leave the island.
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 show them that their power is fleeting.
(c) To allow Ariel to feel what power is like.
(d) So that they will starve.
5. What does Prospero comment on in regard to Antonio and Sebastian?
(a) Their sincerity.
(b) Their kindness.
(c) Their ingenuity.
(d) Their ambition.
6. What does Prospero say to Antonio and Sebastian on the side?
(a) That they are evil people.
(b) That he knows about their assassination plan.
(c) That he does not really forgive them.
(d) That he will kill them if they kill Alonso.
7. Who does Prospero feel betrayed by in Act IV, Scene I?
8. While discussing the plan with Caliban, what is Stephano's main objective?
(a) To escape back to the ship.
(b) To marry Miranda.
(c) To find his shipmates.
(d) To kill Caliban.
9. At the beginning of Act III, Scene II, who does Caliban vow to serve?
10. Why do Sebastian and Antonio vow to help Alonso find Ferdinand following the banquet?
(a) They do not want to separate from the group.
(b) They feel guilty and now wish to help him.
(c) They want to make amends for past deeds.
(d) They wish to carry out their murderous plan.
11. 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) Miranda and Ferdnand.
(c) His magical staff.
(d) His magic book.
12. What are Trinculo, Stephano and Caliban arguing about in their drunken stupor?
(a) How they will kill Prospero.
(b) Which one of them will marry Miranda.
(c) Whether or not they have been fooled by the island spirit.
(d) Where the ship has gone.
13. In Act IV, Scene I, how is Prospero feeling toward Caliban?
(a) Prospero feels betrayed by Caliban.
(b) Prospero is disgusted with Caliban.
(c) Prospero feels sorry for Caliban.
(d) Prospero wants to befriend Caliban.
14. What part of the scene in which Caliban plans the assassination is somewhat poetic and shows the depth of Caliban?
(a) His anger and spite against Prospero.
(b) His request for Trinculo and Stephano to sing.
(c) His wish to marry Miranda.
(d) His speech about the magic of the island.
15. After sending Ariel to release the men from the cave, what does Prospero vow to do?
(a) Not to rest until his revenge is complete.
(b) Kill Antonio, Sebastian and Alonso.
(c) Break up the union between Miranda and Ferdinand.
(d) Let go of his power and release the spirits.
Short Answer Questions
1. Why does Prospero conjure the spirits to dance for Ferdinand and Miranda?
2. What is the banquet supposed to elicit in the men?
3. What does Caliban ask Stephano to do?
4. What story does Prospero tell Alonso, Gonzalo, Sebastian and Antonio?
5. Prospero distracts the three men from their plan of revenge; who distracts Prospero from his?
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