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

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

3. What does Prospero throw into the ocean?
(a) His magical staff.
(b) His old crown.
(c) His king's robe.
(d) His magic book.

4. What does Prospero comment on in regard to Gonzalo?
(a) His meekness.
(b) His intelligence.
(c) His honor.
(d) His courage.

5. What sound does Prospero conjure to frighten Trinculo, Stephano and Caliban?
(a) The sound of cracking thunder.
(b) Screams of the other men.
(c) Whispers in the forest.
(d) The sound of hunting dogs.

Short Answer Questions

1. What part of the scene in which Caliban plans the assassination is somewhat poetic and shows the depth of Caliban?

2. In the false banquet scene, Gonzalo catches on to Antonio's and Sebastian's plan but identifies the wrong motivation for it. What does he believe their motivation to be?

3. What spirits does Prospero conjure after blessing Ferdinand and Miranda's marriage?

4. In speaking to Stephano, what does Caliban describe as very important?

5. Why does Prospero conjure the spirits to dance for Ferdinand and Miranda?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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