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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. Why does Prospero want the men to see a banquet and then have it taken away?
(a) To exert his own power over them.
(b) To show them that their power is fleeting.
(c) To allow Ariel to feel what power is like.
(d) So that they will starve.

2. What subplot comes to an end at the completion of Act IV, Scene I?
(a) Prospero's use of his magical powers.
(b) Ariel's dedication to Prospero.
(c) The deal between Prospero and Ariel.
(d) The plan by Caliban, Trinculo and Stephano to kill Prospero.

3. What does the banquet scene reveal about Alonso, Sebastian and Antonio?
(a) That Alonso, Antonio and Sebastian do not feel guilt for what they did.
(b) That Alonso feels guilt for what he did, while the other two do not.
(c) That the men are easily fooled.
(d) That Antonio and Sebastian feel guilt for what they did, while Alonso does not.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. At the end of Act IV, Scene I, what does Prospero promise to Ariel after asking him to pursue Trinculo, Stephano and Caliban?

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

3. What does Prospero say about Caliban's distorted looks?

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

5. By the beginning of Act III, Scene II, what is the state of Caliban, Trinculo and Stephano?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. 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?

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

5. What is the significance of Stephano and Trinculo dressing up in the ostentatious clothing Prospero lays out for them?

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

7. 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?

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

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

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

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