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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) Caliban.
(b) Ariel.
(c) Alonso.
(d) Miranda.

2. Ferdinand is surprised by Miranda, because she
(a) Has a magical father.
(b) Thinks he is a spirit.
(c) Speaks his language.
(d) Is so beautiful.

3. The ship passengers' increasing fear and anxiety are the result of
(a) Landing on a strange island.
(b) The ship breaking apart.
(c) Ariel's illusions.
(d) Something they ate.

4. What does Prospero think about Ferdinand's and Miranda's attraction to each other?
(a) That it is foolish.
(b) That it is immoral.
(c) That it is part of his grand plan.
(d) That it will destroy his grand plan.

5. Which of the lords is the only person who tries comforting Alonso, who believes his son is gone?
(a) Gonzalo.
(b) Adrian.
(c) Sebastian.
(d) Antonio.

Short Answer Questions

1. Antonio's treatment of Prospero when they were in Milan mirrors

2. What does Miranda offer to Ferdinand while he is working?

3. What does Caliban believe Trinculo to be?

4. Who is not lulled to sleep in Act II, Scene I?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How does Caliban parallel some of Prospero's characteristics in Act II, Scene II?

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

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

5. What is the tempest in Ariel's and Prospero's relationship?

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

7. What is the reason Prospero gives for Miranda's attraction to Ferdinand?

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

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

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

(see the answer keys)

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