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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Who listens in on Caliban's and Stephano's conversation?
2. What do Antonio, Alonso, Sebastian and Gonzalo learn about the ship in Act V, Scene I?
(a) That the ship and crew set sail without them.
(b) That the ship and crew are safe.
(c) That the ship has been destroyed.
(d) That all of the crew are dead.
3. What does Stephano admit to Prospero at the end of the play?
(a) That it was his idea to kill him.
(b) That he would have made a poor king.
(c) That he still wants to be king.
(d) That he was not really going to kill him.
4. 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) The trials he has endured were tests of love.
(d) He has more chores for him to do.
5. What does Prospero realize about himself when Ariel tells him about the men in the cave?
(a) That all he desired was their apology.
(b) That he does not want to leave the island.
(c) That he is mad with power.
(d) That he is delighted the men are so miserable.
6. 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.
7. What does Prospero comment on in regard to Alonso and Antonio?
(a) Their kindness.
(b) Their stupidity.
(c) Their penitence.
(d) Their cruelty.
8. How does Prospero's speech differ from his normal speech?
(a) It is more poetic.
(b) It does not differ from his normal speech.
(c) It is forthcoming.
(d) It is deluded and illogical.
9. What does Prospero order Ariel to do when Stephano, Trinculo and Caliban run off?
(a) To follow them with the imagined hunting dogs.
(b) To run them off a cliff.
(c) To make a deal with them so that they do not kill Prospero.
(d) To kill the three when he catches them.
10. Who pretends to be Trinculo and interrupts Stephano's and Caliban's conversation?
11. What does Caliban curse himself for foolishly believing?
(a) That he would own the island.
(b) That Miranda would marry him.
(c) That Prospero will release him from servitude.
(d) That Stephano is a god.
12. 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 of how Ferdinand and Miranda met.
(d) The story about how he learned magic.
13. What distracts Trinculo and Stephano from their original plan?
(a) The clothes Prospero set out, which they try on.
(b) Their fear of the island spirit Caliban spoke of.
(c) The mysterious sounds in the forest.
(d) Caliban's distorted visage.
14. In the false banquet scene, Gonzalo catches on to Antonio's and Sebastian's plan but identifies the wrong motivation for it. What does he believe their motivation to be?
(a) Guilt for past deeds.
(b) Desire for blood.
(c) Lust for Miranda.
(d) Desire for power.
15. What does Prospero comment on in regard to Gonzalo?
(a) His courage.
(b) His honor.
(c) His meekness.
(d) His intelligence.
Short Answer Questions
1. Prospero distracts the three men from their plan of revenge; who distracts Prospero from his?
2. In his soliloquy in Act IV, Scene I, what does Prospero insinuate a personal connection to?
3. What motif does the scene between Caliban, Trinculo and Stephano and their assassination plan reflect?
4. Why is Gonzalo's comments about the dancing nymphs important during the banquet scene?
5. Which character says: "We are such stuff/As dreams are made on"?
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