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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) Not to rest until his revenge is complete.
(b) Let go of his power and release the spirits.
(c) Break up the union between Miranda and Ferdinand.
(d) Kill Antonio, Sebastian and Alonso.
2. 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.
3. By the beginning of Act III, Scene II, what is the state of Caliban, Trinculo and Stephano?
4. What does Caliban curse himself for foolishly believing?
(a) That Stephano is a god.
(b) That he would own the island.
(c) That Prospero will release him from servitude.
(d) That Miranda would marry him.
5. Why do Sebastian and Antonio vow to help Alonso find Ferdinand following the banquet?
(a) They want to make amends for past deeds.
(b) They feel guilty and now wish to help him.
(c) They wish to carry out their murderous plan.
(d) They do not want to separate from the group.
6. What part of the scene in which Caliban plans the assassination is somewhat poetic and shows the depth of Caliban?
(a) His wish to marry Miranda.
(b) His anger and spite against Prospero.
(c) His speech about the magic of the island.
(d) His request for Trinculo and Stephano to sing.
7. Who accuses Alonso, Antonio and Sebastian of being the men of sin?
(d) The dancing spirits.
8. Who does Ariel bring back at Prospero's request?
(c) The Boatswain.
9. In his soliloquy in Act IV, Scene I, what does Prospero insinuate a personal connection to?
10. 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 display his power to Ferdinand.
(d) He wanted to surprise them with an early wedding gift.
11. Prospero distracts the three men from their plan of revenge; who distracts Prospero from his?
12. Why do Trinculo and Stephano threaten to beat Caliban?
(a) They think he will back out of their plan to murder Prospero.
(b) They believe he is lying to them about the island spirit.
(c) They believe he lost their bottles of wine.
(d) They think he is leading them in circles.
13. Where are the other men, following the drunken scene with Trinculo, Stephano and Caliban?
(a) In a cave, grieving and apologetic.
(b) They are dead.
(c) Drinking the bottles of wine they found.
(d) Back on the boat, happy to be leaving.
14. What does Prospero tell the spirits to do?
(a) Lecture Ferdinand and Miranda about chastity.
(b) Distract Ferdinand from seeing Alonso.
(c) Distract Ferdinand while he speaks with Miranda.
(d) Teach Ferdinand and Miranda how to dance.
15. What does Ariel ask Prospero before going to fetch Caliban, Trinculo and Stephano?
(a) What should Ariel dress up as this time.
(b) If Prospero loves Ariel.
(c) If Prospero will teach Ariel magic.
(d) Why Prospero is doing all of this.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Stephano admit to Prospero at the end of the play?
2. Who does Caliban talk about at length to Stephano?
3. When Trinculo and Stephano wonder where the music is coming from, what is Caliban's reasoning?
4. How does Prospero's speech differ from his normal speech?
5. Who does Prospero feel betrayed by in Act IV, Scene I?
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