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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. Who does Caliban talk about at length to Stephano?
(a) Prospero.
(b) Ariel.
(c) Miranda.
(d) Trinculo.

2. What does Prospero order Ariel to fetch when he is ready to reveal his identity to the men?
(a) His magical staff.
(b) His magic book.
(c) His old clothes from Milan.
(d) Miranda and Ferdnand.

3. Who are "the rabble"?
(a) Ariel, Prospero and Miranda.
(b) Alonso, Antonio and Sebastian.
(c) Gonzalo, Miranda and Ferdinand.
(d) Stephano, Trinculo and Caliban.

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

5. What does Alonso wonder about when he sees that Trinculo, Stephano and Caliban are intoxicated?
(a) If their intoxication came from something they ate on the island.
(b) If Prospero made them drunk.
(c) Where they procured the wine.
(d) When their intoxication will wear off.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Prospero conjure in order to derange Alonso, Gonzalo, Antonio and Sebastian while they are resting?

2. Why does Alonso believe, following the false banquet, that Ferdinand is dead?

3. What story does Prospero tell Alonso, Gonzalo, Sebastian and Antonio?

4. In speaking to Stephano, what does Caliban describe as very important?

5. What is the parallel to Trinculo and Stephano dressing up in borrowed clothes?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

4. 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?

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

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

7. 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?

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

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

10. In Act V, Scene I, what is a clue that Antonio and Sebastian are not as repentant of their past misdeeds as Alonso?

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