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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Ferdinand say about Miranda in comparison to all of the women he has encountered?
(a) That she is much nicer than the other women.
(b) That he has never met one as beautiful as she.
(c) That she would not understand royal life.
(d) That she is simple-minded and not as exotic.

2. The Tempest is considered one of Shakespeare's
(a) Earlier works.
(b) Modern works.
(c) Later works.
(d) Romantic works.

3. What does Miranda do in response to Ferdinand's declaration of his love for her?
(a) She becomes frightened and calls Prospero.
(b) She tells him that she does not feel the same.
(c) She lets him go free.
(d) She offers to marry him.

4. What is one of Sebastian's reservations about Antonio's plan in Act II, Scene I?
(a) That Antonio is tricking him.
(b) That Alonso will soon wake up.
(c) That Alonso's daughter would then inherit the throne.
(d) That they will never get off the island anyway.

5. Why does Trinculo hide underneath Caliban's robes?
(a) Caliban promises to protect him.
(b) He heard noises in the distance and is afraid.
(c) He hears thunder and thinks another storm is coming.
(d) He wants to be safe from the island's spirits.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does one character finally get Caliban to calm down in Act II, Scene II?

2. In Act I, Scene II, what does Prospero promise Ariel yet again?

3. At the beginning of Act III, Scene I, what does Prospero have Ferdinand doing?

4. Antonio is the brother of

5. Who assures Miranda that Ferdinand is a man and not a spirit?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is Trinculo's plan for Caliban when he sees that he is actually a man?

2. How do you think Miranda's and Ferdinand's union can positively affect Prospero?

3. How does Prospero's treatment of Caliban mirror Antonio's past treatment of Prospero?

4. Why does Prospero render Ferdinand immobile during Act I, Scene II?

5. In Act II, Scene I, Ariel lulls Gonzalo, Adrian and Alonso to sleep. Why not Antonio and Sebastian?

6. How is Prospero similar to both Antonio and Gonzalo?

7. In Act III, Scene I, what contrasts are shown between Ferdinand and Miranda?

8. What is the intention of Prospero's plan when he has Ariel lead Ferdinand to Miranda?

9. What is the metaphorical significance of the storm at sea in the exposition of the play?

10. In Act III, Scene I, Ferdinand recites a soliloquy as he stacks wood. What does he talk about?

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