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

2. What spirits does Prospero conjure after blessing Ferdinand and Miranda's marriage?
(a) Sycorax, Juno and Iris.
(b) Juno, Iris and Ceres.
(c) Ariel, Iris and Ceres.
(d) Sycoraz, Ceres and Iris.

3. Who does Prospero feel betrayed by in Act IV, Scene I?
(a) Alonso.
(b) Caliban.
(c) Sebastian.
(d) Antonio.

4. Why do Sebastian and Antonio vow to help Alonso find Ferdinand following the banquet?
(a) They feel guilty and now wish to help him.
(b) They do not want to separate from the group.
(c) They wish to carry out their murderous plan.
(d) They want to make amends for past deeds.

5. Who pretends to be Trinculo and interrupts Stephano's and Caliban's conversation?
(a) Prospero.
(b) Ariel.
(c) Miranda.
(d) Ferdinand.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Prospero comment on in regard to Alonso and Antonio?

2. What is the banquet supposed to elicit in the men?

3. What does Prospero order Ariel to do when Stephano, Trinculo and Caliban run off?

4. Why does Prospero want the men to see a banquet and then have it taken away?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Caliban reveal his humane side in Act III, Scene II?

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

3. 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?

4. How does the tempest created by Caliban, Trinculo and Stephano come to an end after they put on the gaudy clothes?

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. Who does Prospero refer to as "the rabble" prior to the magical performance with the dancing spirits?

8. 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?

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

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

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