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Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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.

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

3. 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 follow them with the imagined hunting dogs.
(c) To run them off a cliff.
(d) To kill the three when he catches them.

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

5. Why do Sebastian and Antonio vow to help Alonso find Ferdinand following the banquet?
(a) They wish to carry out their murderous plan.
(b) They feel guilty and now wish to help him.
(c) They do not want to separate from the group.
(d) They want to make amends for past deeds.

6. 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) Kill Antonio, Sebastian and Alonso.
(d) Break up the union between Miranda and Ferdinand.

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

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

9. What does Ariel ask Prospero before going to fetch Caliban, Trinculo and Stephano?
(a) If Prospero will teach Ariel magic.
(b) If Prospero loves Ariel.
(c) What should Ariel dress up as this time.
(d) Why Prospero is doing all of this.

10. 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.

11. Why do Trinculo and Stephano threaten to beat Caliban?
(a) They think he is leading them in circles.
(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 will back out of their plan to murder Prospero.

12. 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.

13. 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) If Prospero made them drunk.
(c) When their intoxication will wear off.
(d) Where they procured the wine.

14. Which character says: "We are such stuff/As dreams are made on"?
(a) Gonzalo.
(b) Ariel.
(c) Miranda.
(d) Prospero.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Prospero surprised at when Ariel tells him that Antonio, Alonso, Sebastian and Gonzalo are upset and remorseful?

2. How does Prospero's speech differ from his normal speech?

3. What does Prospero tease Stephano about at the end of the play?

4. In Act IV, Scene I, Prospero's speech mirrors that of which other character?

5. What is the parallel to Trinculo and Stephano dressing up in borrowed clothes?

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