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. In the false banquet scene, what characteristic of Gonzalo is revealed that he shares with Miranda and Ferdinand?
(a) Naivety.
(b) Purity.
(c) Intelligence.
(d) Selflessness.

2. What does Prospero comment on in regard to Antonio and Sebastian?
(a) Their sincerity.
(b) Their kindness.
(c) Their ingenuity.
(d) Their ambition.

3. What does Gonzalo contrast to the character of his present company during the banquet?
(a) Ariel.
(b) Miranda and Ferdinand.
(c) The dancing spirits Prospero conjures.
(d) Trinculo, Caliban and Stephano.

4. In Act V, Scene I, who do Sebastian and Antonio make jokes about after Ariel brings everyone back?
(a) Trinculo.
(b) Ariel.
(c) Stephano.
(d) Caliban.

5. Prospero distracts the three men from their plan of revenge; who distracts Prospero from his?
(a) Miranda.
(b) Ariel.
(c) Ferdinand.
(d) Caliban.

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

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

8. What does Prospero comment on in regard to Gonzalo?
(a) His courage.
(b) His honor.
(c) His intelligence.
(d) His meekness.

9. Who does Alonso recognize Trinculo and Stephano as?
(a) Servants of Prospero's.
(b) His butler and servant.
(c) Other spirits on the island.
(d) His enemies.

10. When Trinculo and Stephano wonder where the music is coming from, what is Caliban's reasoning?
(a) Singing causes nymphs to play their instruments.
(b) That the island is magical.
(c) They are simply imagining it.
(d) It is coming from a nearby island.

11. Why does Alonso believe, following the false banquet, that Ferdinand is dead?
(a) Because the dancing spirits showed him Ferdinand's dead body.
(b) Because they would have found him by now.
(c) Because he played a role in Prospero's and Miranda's banishment.
(d) Because he is a corrupt and evil king.

12. At the beginning of Act IV, Scene I, what does Prospero tell Ferdinand?
(a) He will never be allowed to marry Miranda.
(b) He will teach him magic from his books.
(c) He has more chores for him to do.
(d) The trials he has endured were tests of love.

13. What does Prospero tell the spirits to do?
(a) Distract Ferdinand from seeing Alonso.
(b) Distract Ferdinand while he speaks with Miranda.
(c) Lecture Ferdinand and Miranda about chastity.
(d) Teach Ferdinand and Miranda how to dance.

14. What does Prospero order Ariel to do when Stephano, Trinculo and Caliban run off?
(a) To make a deal with them so that they do not kill Prospero.
(b) To kill the three when he catches them.
(c) To follow them with the imagined hunting dogs.
(d) To run them off a cliff.

15. 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 kill Caliban.
(d) To find his shipmates.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. Who provides music and sings along with Stephano and Trinculo?

4. Who accuses Alonso, Antonio and Sebastian of being the men of sin?

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

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