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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. When Trinculo and Stephano wonder where the music is coming from, what is Caliban's reasoning?
(a) They are simply imagining it.
(b) Singing causes nymphs to play their instruments.
(c) It is coming from a nearby island.
(d) That the island is magical.

2. Prospero distracts the three men from their plan of revenge; who distracts Prospero from his?
(a) Ferdinand.
(b) Miranda.
(c) Caliban.
(d) Ariel.

3. What do Ariel and Prospero do to disguise themselves from Caliban, Trinculo and Stephano?
(a) They dress up in camouflage clothing.
(b) They become invisible.
(c) They float into the air.
(d) They hide in the tree tops.

4. Which character says: "We are such stuff/As dreams are made on"?
(a) Ariel.
(b) Gonzalo.
(c) Miranda.
(d) Prospero.

5. At the end of Act IV, Scene I, what does Prospero promise to Ariel after asking him to pursue Trinculo, Stephano and Caliban?
(a) Knowledge.
(b) Love.
(c) Freedom.
(d) Imprisonment.

Short Answer Questions

1. In his soliloquy in Act IV, Scene I, what does Prospero insinuate a personal connection to?

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

3. In the false banquet scene, what characteristic of Gonzalo is revealed that he shares with Miranda and Ferdinand?

4. What story does Prospero tell Alonso, Gonzalo, Sebastian and Antonio?

5. Where are the other men, following the drunken scene with Trinculo, Stephano and Caliban?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. 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?

6. 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?

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

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

9. 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?

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

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