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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 does Prospero feel betrayed by in Act IV, Scene I?
(a) Caliban.
(b) Sebastian.
(c) Alonso.
(d) Antonio.

2. What is the banquet supposed to elicit in the men?
(a) Temptation.
(b) Lust.
(c) Sorrow.
(d) Hunger.

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

4. Where are the other men, following the drunken scene with Trinculo, Stephano and Caliban?
(a) Drinking the bottles of wine they found.
(b) Back on the boat, happy to be leaving.
(c) In a cave, grieving and apologetic.
(d) They are dead.

5. Who are "the rabble"?
(a) Ariel, Prospero and Miranda.
(b) Gonzalo, Miranda and Ferdinand.
(c) Stephano, Trinculo and Caliban.
(d) Alonso, Antonio and Sebastian.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Prospero throw into the ocean?

2. What does the banquet scene reveal about Alonso, Sebastian and Antonio?

3. What does Prospero say about Caliban's distorted looks?

4. Who provides music and sings along with Stephano and Trinculo?

5. Why is Gonzalo's comments about the dancing nymphs important during the banquet scene?

Short Essay Questions

1. 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?

2. Describe Prospero's journey that leads to his transformation at the end of the play.

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

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

5. What spirits does Prospero summon for the magical performance when he sees Ferdinand getting too close to Miranda?

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

8. How does Caliban reveal his humane side in Act III, Scene II?

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

10. How does Gonzalo's understanding about Antonio's and Sebastian's plan reveal a similarity between himself and Ferdinand and Miranda?

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