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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. Who leads Ferdinand to Prospero?
(a) Ariel.
(b) Miranda.
(c) Caliban.
(d) Alonso.

2. Prospero accuses Ferdinand of
(a) Wanting to steal the island.
(b) Polluting the island.
(c) Wanting to rape Miranda.
(d) Trespassing.

3. Why does Stephano believe that Caliban and Trinculo are some sort of wild beasts when he sees them under the blanket?
(a) He has bad vision.
(b) He is drunk.
(c) He has little education.
(d) He is ignorant.

4. What does Miranda tell Ferdinand after he meets Prospero for the first time?
(a) Prospero is planning to kill him.
(b) Prospero wants them to marry.
(c) Prospero wants to kill Ferdinand's father.
(d) Prospero is usually much kinder.

5. At the beginning of Act III, Scene I, what does Prospero have Ferdinand doing?
(a) Mending his clothes.
(b) Preparing food.
(c) Building a fire.
(d) Stacking firewood.

Short Answer Questions

1. When Miranda first meets Ferdinand, she believes he is

2. What does Ferdinand protest when Prospero accuses him of wanting to take over the island?

3. Although the ship passengers believe the ship is gone, it is actually

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

5. What does Sebastian wonder about Antonio and his usurpation of Prospero's throne?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How do Ferdinand's and Miranda's positive qualities function in terms of the other characters?

3. Why does Prospero create the tempest? What is his initial incentive?

4. What does Ariel do when Antonio and Sebastian draw their swords and why?

5. How does Act II, Scene I further character development for the audience?

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

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

8. How can Prospero's use/treatment of Miranda be characterized?

9. During the storm, what can the audience already infer about Antonio's character and why?

10. What is the metaphorical significance of the play's title, "The Tempest"?

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