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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 spirits does Prospero conjure after blessing Ferdinand and Miranda's marriage?
(a) Sycorax, Juno and Iris.
(b) Ariel, Iris and Ceres.
(c) Sycoraz, Ceres and Iris.
(d) Juno, Iris and Ceres.

2. What does Prospero tease Stephano about at the end of the play?
(a) The gaudy apparel he has on.
(b) Wanting to be king.
(c) How easy it was to fool him.
(d) His partnership with Caliban.

3. Who accuses Alonso, Antonio and Sebastian of being the men of sin?
(a) Gonzalo.
(b) Prospero.
(c) The dancing spirits.
(d) Ariel.

4. What story does Prospero tell Alonso, Gonzalo, Sebastian and Antonio?
(a) The story of how Ferdinand and Miranda met.
(b) The story about how he learned magic.
(c) The story about the island.
(d) The story of Caliban's witch mother, Sycorax.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who are "the rabble"?

2. What is the parallel to Trinculo and Stephano dressing up in borrowed clothes?

3. Why does Prospero want the men to see a banquet and then have it taken away?

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

5. At the end of Act IV, Scene I, what does Prospero promise to Ariel after asking him to pursue Trinculo, Stephano and Caliban?

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 Caliban reveal his humane side in Act III, Scene II?

3. How does the tempest created by Caliban, Trinculo and Stephano come to an end after they put on the gaudy clothes?

4. 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?

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

6. How, or how not, is Prospero similar to Antonio in Act IV, Scene I?

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

8. After Ariel tells Prospero where Antonio, Alonso, and Sebastian are, what causes Prospero to realize that it is not revenge he wants, but penitence?

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

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

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