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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"?
2. In Act IV, Scene I, how is Prospero feeling toward Caliban?
(a) Prospero feels sorry for Caliban.
(b) Prospero is disgusted with Caliban.
(c) Prospero feels betrayed by Caliban.
(d) Prospero wants to befriend Caliban.
3. By the beginning of Act III, Scene II, what is the state of Caliban, Trinculo and Stephano?
4. In the false banquet scene, what characteristic of Gonzalo is revealed that he shares with Miranda and Ferdinand?
5. What is the parallel to Trinculo and Stephano dressing up in borrowed clothes?
(a) Prospero's borrowing of Ferdinand.
(b) Antonio's and Sebastian's borrowed power.
(c) Caliban borrowing the men's wine.
(d) Ariel borrowing Prospero's magical powers.
6. What does Prospero bury in the earth?
(a) His magic book.
(b) Letters he has written.
(c) His magical staff.
(d) A map of the island.
7. What sound does Prospero conjure to frighten Trinculo, Stephano and Caliban?
(a) The sound of hunting dogs.
(b) Screams of the other men.
(c) Whispers in the forest.
(d) The sound of cracking thunder.
8. What does Prospero conjure in order to derange Alonso, Gonzalo, Antonio and Sebastian while they are resting?
(a) The rest of the men.
(b) Their ship.
(c) A banquet table of food.
9. 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 has been destroyed.
(c) That all of the crew are dead.
(d) That the ship and crew are safe.
10. 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 wish to marry Miranda.
(c) His speech about the magic of the island.
(d) His request for Trinculo and Stephano to sing.
11. What does Prospero order Ariel to fetch when he is ready to reveal his identity to the men?
(a) His old clothes from Milan.
(b) His magic book.
(c) His magical staff.
(d) Miranda and Ferdnand.
12. What are Trinculo, Stephano and Caliban arguing about in their drunken stupor?
(a) How they will kill Prospero.
(b) Whether or not they have been fooled by the island spirit.
(c) Where the ship has gone.
(d) Which one of them will marry Miranda.
13. What does Prospero tease Stephano about at the end of the play?
(a) Wanting to be king.
(b) The gaudy apparel he has on.
(c) How easy it was to fool him.
(d) His partnership with Caliban.
14. How does Ariel appear to the men during the banquet?
(a) In a monstrous disguise.
(b) Dressed like a nymph.
(c) Dressed like Prospero.
(d) As himself.
15. Who does Prospero feel betrayed by in Act IV, Scene I?
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Prospero realize about himself when Ariel tells him about the men in the cave?
2. What do Ariel and Prospero do to disguise themselves from Caliban, Trinculo and Stephano?
3. What is the banquet supposed to elicit in the men?
4. What distracts Trinculo and Stephano from their original plan?
5. What spirits does Prospero conjure after blessing Ferdinand and Miranda's marriage?
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