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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 Prospero conjure in order to derange Alonso, Gonzalo, Antonio and Sebastian while they are resting?
(a) The rest of the men.
(b) A banquet table of food.
(c) Their ship.
(d) Ferdinand.

2. Who else does Prospero ask Ariel to bring back in Act V, Scene I?
(a) No one.
(b) Juno, Iris and Ceres.
(c) The ship's crew.
(d) Trinculo, Caliban and Stephano.

3. What does Prospero comment on in regard to Antonio and Sebastian?
(a) Their ingenuity.
(b) Their ambition.
(c) Their kindness.
(d) Their sincerity.

4. 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 and crew are safe.
(c) That all of the crew are dead.
(d) That the ship has been destroyed.

5. What does Caliban ask Stephano to do?
(a) Kill Trinculo.
(b) Help kidnap Miranda.
(c) Kill Prospero.
(d) Take him with him off of the island.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Prospero bury in the earth?

2. After sending Ariel to release the men from the cave, what does Prospero vow to do?

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

4. What does Alonso wonder about when he sees that Trinculo, Stephano and Caliban are intoxicated?

5. Who does Caliban talk about at length to Stephano?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. Do you think Prospero will actually give up his magic? He only talks of it, but does not actually do it. Why or why not?

4. 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?

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

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

7. Following the magical performance with dancing spirits, Prospero recites one of two famous soliloquies. What does he speak of in the soliloquy and who does he parallel with this soliloquy?

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

9. What does Prospero do following his revelation about the futility of revenge and his self realization?

10. Why does Prospero, in Act IV, Scene I, decide to torment Trinculo, Stephano and Caliban rather than continue his revenge on Antonio?

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