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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. In speaking to Stephano, what does Caliban describe as very important?
(a) Prospero's books.
(b) Miranda.
(c) Taking over the island.
(d) Learning how to fight.

2. What does Prospero comment on in regard to Alonso and Antonio?
(a) Their kindness.
(b) Their penitence.
(c) Their cruelty.
(d) Their stupidity.

3. What is the parallel to Trinculo and Stephano dressing up in borrowed clothes?
(a) Caliban borrowing the men's wine.
(b) Prospero's borrowing of Ferdinand.
(c) Antonio's and Sebastian's borrowed power.
(d) Ariel borrowing Prospero's magical powers.

4. In his soliloquy in Act IV, Scene I, what does Prospero insinuate a personal connection to?
(a) Miranda.
(b) Ariel.
(c) Spirits.
(d) Nature.

5. Under what circumstances will Prospero curse Ferdinand's and Miranda's marriage?
(a) If they have premarital sex.
(b) If they try to elope.
(c) If Miranda has any communication with Caliban.
(d) If Ferdinand thwarts Prospero's plan of revenge.

Short Answer Questions

1. At the beginning of Act IV, Scene I, what does Prospero tell Ferdinand?

2. What does Prospero order Ariel to fetch when he is ready to reveal his identity to the men?

3. What does Prospero say to Antonio and Sebastian on the side?

4. What does Prospero tell the spirits to do?

5. While discussing the plan with Caliban, what is Stephano's main objective?

Short Essay Questions

1. In Prospero's final speech at the play's end, what is the significance of his contemplation of his death? How does it link to his now ended revenge?

2. How does Ariel instill remorse in some of the characters when he appears following the banquet?

3. How does a tempest begin with the Trinculo, Stephano and Caliban subplot?

4. What is the significance of Stephano and Trinculo dressing up in the ostentatious clothing Prospero lays out for them?

5. How does Ariel meddle with the Stephano, Trinculo and Caliban trio in Scene II of Act III?

6. In Act V, Scene I, what is a clue that Antonio and Sebastian are not as repentant of their past misdeeds as Alonso?

7. Describe the tempest and how it is developed metaphorically throughout the play and eventually ended.

8. What is the significance of Gonzalo's comment about the gentleness of the spirits at the banquet?

9. In Act V, Scene I, why does Prospero whisper to Antonio and Sebastian that he knows of their plans to kill Alonso?

10. What is Stephano's ulterior motive in the plan to murder Prospero?

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