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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. After sending Ariel to release the men from the cave, what does Prospero vow to do?
(a) Kill Antonio, Sebastian and Alonso.
(b) Not to rest until his revenge is complete.
(c) Break up the union between Miranda and Ferdinand.
(d) Let go of his power and release the spirits.
2. What does Prospero order Ariel to fetch when he is ready to reveal his identity to the men?
(a) Miranda and Ferdnand.
(b) His magical staff.
(c) His magic book.
(d) His old clothes from Milan.
3. In Act IV, Scene I, how is Prospero feeling toward Caliban?
(a) Prospero feels betrayed by Caliban.
(b) Prospero wants to befriend Caliban.
(c) Prospero feels sorry for Caliban.
(d) Prospero is disgusted with Caliban.
4. What does Gonzalo contrast to the character of his present company during the banquet?
(b) The dancing spirits Prospero conjures.
(c) Miranda and Ferdinand.
(d) Trinculo, Caliban and Stephano.
5. What is Prospero surprised at when Ariel tells him that Antonio, Alonso, Sebastian and Gonzalo are upset and remorseful?
(a) That Ariel has not enjoyed inflicting pain on them.
(b) That Ariel, a spirit, feels compassion for them.
(c) That Ariel does not care about them.
(d) That Ariel did not follow his orders.
6. What does Prospero tell the spirits to do?
(a) Teach Ferdinand and Miranda how to dance.
(b) Lecture Ferdinand and Miranda about chastity.
(c) Distract Ferdinand from seeing Alonso.
(d) Distract Ferdinand while he speaks with Miranda.
7. What does Prospero say about Caliban's distorted looks?
(a) That they are not his fault.
(b) That they are not his true visage.
(c) That they parallel the ugliness of the other men's actions.
(d) That his manners are equally as distorted.
8. What does Stephano admit to Prospero at the end of the play?
(a) That he was not really going to kill him.
(b) That he still wants to be king.
(c) That he would have made a poor king.
(d) That it was his idea to kill him.
9. What does Prospero ask in his soliloquy at the play's end?
(a) To be left alone.
(b) To leave the island.
(c) For the audience's applause.
(d) For a moment of silence to reflect.
10. Why does Prospero abruptly stop the marriage ceremony and change his mood?
(a) He is angered by the spirits.
(b) The spirits' message has no affect on Miranda and Ferdinand.
(c) He remembers his plan for Antonio, Alonso and Sebastian.
(d) He remembers his plan for Trinculo, Stephano and Caliban.
11. What does Prospero throw into the ocean?
(a) His magical staff.
(b) His old crown.
(c) His magic book.
(d) His king's robe.
12. In the false banquet scene, what characteristic of Gonzalo is revealed that he shares with Miranda and Ferdinand?
13. When Trinculo and Stephano wonder where the music is coming from, what is Caliban's reasoning?
(a) It is coming from a nearby island.
(b) Singing causes nymphs to play their instruments.
(c) That the island is magical.
(d) They are simply imagining it.
14. What does Alonso wonder about when he sees that Trinculo, Stephano and Caliban are intoxicated?
(a) If their intoxication came from something they ate on the island.
(b) Where they procured the wine.
(c) When their intoxication will wear off.
(d) If Prospero made them drunk.
15. 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 the dancing spirits showed him Ferdinand's dead body.
(d) Because he played a role in Prospero's and Miranda's banishment.
Short Answer Questions
1. In his soliloquy in Act IV, Scene I, what does Prospero insinuate a personal connection to?
2. Prospero distracts the three men from their plan of revenge; who distracts Prospero from his?
3. Who does Ariel bring back at Prospero's request?
4. What does Prospero tease Stephano about at the end of the play?
5. What do Antonio, Alonso, Sebastian and Gonzalo learn about the ship in Act V, Scene I?
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