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

2. Why do Trinculo and Stephano threaten to beat Caliban?
(a) They believe he lost their bottles of wine.
(b) They think he is leading them in circles.
(c) They think he will back out of their plan to murder Prospero.
(d) They believe he is lying to them about the island spirit.

3. Who listens in on Caliban's and Stephano's conversation?
(a) Trinculo.
(b) Ferdinand.
(c) Prospero.
(d) Ariel.

4. What does Alonso do when Prospero reveals Ferdinand and Miranda to him?
(a) He falls in love with Miranda.
(b) He blesses their marriage.
(c) He tells Ferdinand that he will not wed Miranda.
(d) He tries to kill Prospero for hiding him.

5. 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 speech about the magic of the island.
(c) His anger and spite against Prospero.
(d) His request for Trinculo and Stephano to sing.

6. Who are "the rabble"?
(a) Alonso, Antonio and Sebastian.
(b) Stephano, Trinculo and Caliban.
(c) Ariel, Prospero and Miranda.
(d) Gonzalo, Miranda and Ferdinand.

7. 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 will kill them if they kill Alonso.
(d) That he does not really forgive them.

8. Who does Ariel bring back at Prospero's request?
(a) Caliban.
(b) The Boatswain.
(c) Stepahno.
(d) Trinculo.

9. What is the parallel to Trinculo and Stephano dressing up in borrowed clothes?
(a) Caliban borrowing the men's wine.
(b) Ariel borrowing Prospero's magical powers.
(c) Antonio's and Sebastian's borrowed power.
(d) Prospero's borrowing of Ferdinand.

10. What does Prospero realize about himself when Ariel tells him about the men in the cave?
(a) That he does not want to leave the island.
(b) That all he desired was their apology.
(c) That he is delighted the men are so miserable.
(d) That he is mad with power.

11. Who accuses Alonso, Antonio and Sebastian of being the men of sin?
(a) Gonzalo.
(b) Prospero.
(c) The dancing spirits.
(d) Ariel.

12. At the beginning of Act III, Scene II, who does Caliban vow to serve?
(a) Prospero..
(b) Trinculo.
(c) Stephano.
(d) Miranda

13. What are Trinculo, Stephano and Caliban arguing about in their drunken stupor?
(a) Which one of them will marry Miranda.
(b) Where the ship has gone.
(c) How they will kill Prospero.
(d) Whether or not they have been fooled by the island spirit.

14. What does Prospero tease Stephano about at the end of the play?
(a) How easy it was to fool him.
(b) His partnership with Caliban.
(c) The gaudy apparel he has on.
(d) Wanting to be king.

15. 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.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Prospero tell the spirits to do?

2. Who does Prospero feel betrayed by in Act IV, Scene I?

3. What motif does the scene between Caliban, Trinculo and Stephano and their assassination plan reflect?

4. What does Prospero order Ariel to do when Stephano, Trinculo and Caliban run off?

5. Why is Gonzalo's comments about the dancing nymphs important during the banquet scene?

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