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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 subplot comes to an end at the completion of Act IV, Scene I?
(a) Prospero's use of his magical powers.
(b) The plan by Caliban, Trinculo and Stephano to kill Prospero.
(c) Ariel's dedication to Prospero.
(d) The deal between Prospero and Ariel.

2. In Act V, Scene I, who do Sebastian and Antonio make jokes about after Ariel brings everyone back?
(a) Stephano.
(b) Trinculo.
(c) Ariel.
(d) Caliban.

3. What is Prospero surprised at when Ariel tells him that Antonio, Alonso, Sebastian and Gonzalo are upset and remorseful?
(a) That Ariel did not follow his orders.
(b) That Ariel has not enjoyed inflicting pain on them.
(c) That Ariel, a spirit, feels compassion for them.
(d) That Ariel does not care about them.

4. In Act IV, Scene I, how is Prospero feeling toward Caliban?
(a) Prospero feels sorry for Caliban.
(b) Prospero is disgusted with Caliban.
(c) Prospero wants to befriend Caliban.
(d) Prospero feels betrayed by Caliban.

5. What does Gonzalo contrast to the character of his present company during the banquet?
(a) Trinculo, Caliban and Stephano.
(b) Miranda and Ferdinand.
(c) Ariel.
(d) The dancing spirits Prospero conjures.

Short Answer Questions

1. Under what circumstances will Prospero curse Ferdinand's and Miranda's marriage?

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

3. When Trinculo and Stephano wonder where the music is coming from, what is Caliban's reasoning?

4. What does Prospero bury in the earth?

5. What does Caliban ask Stephano to do?

Short Essay Questions

1. In Prospero's soliloquy after the magical performance, what is the significance of his reference to the nature of being and the nature of life?

2. Why does Prospero conjure the banquet for Antonio, Alonso, Sebastian and Gonzalo?

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

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

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

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

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

8. 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?

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

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

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