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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. How does Prospero's speech differ from his normal speech?
(a) It is deluded and illogical.
(b) It is forthcoming.
(c) It is more poetic.
(d) It does not differ from his normal speech.

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

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

6. Why does Prospero abruptly stop the marriage ceremony and change his mood?
(a) He is angered by the spirits.
(b) The spirits' message has no affect on Miranda and Ferdinand.
(c) He remembers his plan for Antonio, Alonso and Sebastian.
(d) He remembers his plan for Trinculo, Stephano and Caliban.

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

8. What does Prospero say about Caliban's distorted looks?
(a) That they are not his true visage.
(b) That his manners are equally as distorted.
(c) That they parallel the ugliness of the other men's actions.
(d) That they are not his fault.

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

10. What is the banquet supposed to elicit in the men?
(a) Hunger.
(b) Sorrow.
(c) Temptation.
(d) Lust.

11. What does Prospero throw into the ocean?
(a) His magical staff.
(b) His king's robe.
(c) His magic book.
(d) His old crown.

12. In Act IV, Scene I, Prospero's speech mirrors that of which other character?
(a) Miranda.
(b) Ariel.
(c) Caliban.
(d) Alonso.

13. What does the banquet scene reveal about Alonso, Sebastian and Antonio?
(a) That Alonso, Antonio and Sebastian do not feel guilt for what they did.
(b) That Alonso feels guilt for what he did, while the other two do not.
(c) That the men are easily fooled.
(d) That Antonio and Sebastian feel guilt for what they did, while Alonso does not.

14. What does Prospero order Ariel to fetch when he is ready to reveal his identity to the men?
(a) His magic book.
(b) His magical staff.
(c) His old clothes from Milan.
(d) Miranda and Ferdnand.

15. Who pretends to be Trinculo and interrupts Stephano's and Caliban's conversation?
(a) Miranda.
(b) Ferdinand.
(c) Prospero.
(d) Ariel.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Prospero want the men to see a banquet and then have it taken away?

2. What spirits does Prospero conjure after blessing Ferdinand and Miranda's marriage?

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

4. Why does Prospero conjure the spirits to dance for Ferdinand and Miranda?

5. What does Prospero ask in his soliloquy at the play's end?

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