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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. In the false banquet scene, what characteristic of Gonzalo is revealed that he shares with Miranda and Ferdinand?
(a) Naivety.
(b) Selflessness.
(c) Intelligence.
(d) Purity.

2. By the beginning of Act III, Scene II, what is the state of Caliban, Trinculo and Stephano?
(a) Mad.
(b) Elated.
(c) Sick.
(d) Drunk.

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

4. What does Prospero comment on in regard to Alonso and Antonio?
(a) Their stupidity.
(b) Their penitence.
(c) Their cruelty.
(d) Their kindness.

5. Who provides music and sings along with Stephano and Trinculo?
(a) Ariel.
(b) Miranda.
(c) Prospero.
(d) Nymphs.

Short Answer Questions

1. What sound does Prospero conjure to frighten Trinculo, Stephano and Caliban?

2. What does Caliban curse himself for foolishly believing?

3. Who pretends to be Trinculo and interrupts Stephano's and Caliban's conversation?

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

5. What subplot comes to an end at the completion of Act IV, Scene I?

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

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

4. 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?

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

6. How does Ariel instill remorse in some of the characters when he appears following the banquet?

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

8. Following the magical performance with dancing spirits, Prospero recites one of two famous soliloquies. What does he speak of in the soliloquy and who does he parallel with this soliloquy?

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

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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