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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 Prospero tell the spirits to do?
(a) Distract Ferdinand while he speaks with Miranda.
(b) Distract Ferdinand from seeing Alonso.
(c) Lecture Ferdinand and Miranda about chastity.
(d) Teach Ferdinand and Miranda how to dance.

2. What does Caliban ask Stephano to do?
(a) Kill Prospero.
(b) Kill Trinculo.
(c) Take him with him off of the island.
(d) Help kidnap Miranda.

3. What is Prospero surprised at when Ariel tells him that Antonio, Alonso, Sebastian and Gonzalo are upset and remorseful?
(a) That Ariel, a spirit, feels compassion for them.
(b) That Ariel does not care about them.
(c) That Ariel did not follow his orders.
(d) That Ariel has not enjoyed inflicting pain on them.

4. At the beginning of Act III, Scene II, who does Caliban vow to serve?
(a) Trinculo.
(b) Prospero..
(c) Miranda
(d) Stephano.

5. What does Prospero ask in his soliloquy at the play's end?
(a) For a moment of silence to reflect.
(b) To be left alone.
(c) To leave the island.
(d) For the audience's applause.

Short Answer Questions

1. When Trinculo and Stephano wonder where the music is coming from, what is Caliban's reasoning?

2. What does Prospero tease Stephano about at the end of the play?

3. What are Trinculo, Stephano and Caliban arguing about in their drunken stupor?

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

5. What does Alonso do when Prospero reveals Ferdinand and Miranda to him?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. 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?

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

5. 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?

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

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

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

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

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

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