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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 does Caliban curse himself for foolishly believing?
(a) That Miranda would marry him.
(b) That Prospero will release him from servitude.
(c) That he would own the island.
(d) That Stephano is a god.
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?
(a) Guilt for past deeds.
(b) Desire for blood.
(c) Desire for power.
(d) Lust for Miranda.
3. At the beginning of Act IV, Scene I, what does Prospero tell Ferdinand?
(a) The trials he has endured were tests of love.
(b) He will teach him magic from his books.
(c) He will never be allowed to marry Miranda.
(d) He has more chores for him to do.
4. What does Gonzalo contrast to the character of his present company during the banquet?
(a) Trinculo, Caliban and Stephano.
(b) Miranda and Ferdinand.
(d) The dancing spirits Prospero conjures.
5. What motif does the scene between Caliban, Trinculo and Stephano and their assassination plan reflect?
(a) The tempest motif.
(b) The conspiracy motif.
(c) The Ariel motif.
(d) The magic motif.
Short Answer Questions
1. What is the parallel to Trinculo and Stephano dressing up in borrowed clothes?
2. What does Prospero say to Antonio and Sebastian on the side?
3. What does Prospero conjure in order to derange Alonso, Gonzalo, Antonio and Sebastian while they are resting?
4. What are Trinculo, Stephano and Caliban arguing about in their drunken stupor?
5. At the beginning of Act III, Scene II, who does Caliban vow to serve?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is Stephano's ulterior motive in the plan to murder Prospero?
2. What does Prospero do following his revelation about the futility of revenge and his self realization?
3. After Ariel tells Prospero where Antonio, Alonso, and Sebastian are, what causes Prospero to realize that it is not revenge he wants, but penitence?
4. 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?
5. How does Caliban reveal his humane side in Act III, Scene II?
6. How does a tempest begin with the Trinculo, Stephano and Caliban subplot?
7. What is the significance of Stephano and Trinculo dressing up in the ostentatious clothing Prospero lays out for them?
8. Why does Prospero conjure the banquet for Antonio, Alonso, Sebastian and Gonzalo?
9. What spirits does Prospero summon for the magical performance when he sees Ferdinand getting too close to Miranda?
10. 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?
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