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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. At the beginning of Act IV, Scene I, what does Prospero tell Ferdinand?
(a) He has more chores for him to do.
(b) He will teach him magic from his books.
(c) The trials he has endured were tests of love.
(d) He will never be allowed to marry Miranda.

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

3. In his soliloquy in Act IV, Scene I, what does Prospero insinuate a personal connection to?
(a) Spirits.
(b) Miranda.
(c) Ariel.
(d) Nature.

4. What does Prospero say to Antonio and Sebastian on the side?
(a) That he does not really forgive them.
(b) That he will kill them if they kill Alonso.
(c) That they are evil people.
(d) That he knows about their assassination plan.

5. What part of the scene in which Caliban plans the assassination is somewhat poetic and shows the depth of Caliban?
(a) His wish to marry Miranda.
(b) His speech about the magic of the island.
(c) His request for Trinculo and Stephano to sing.
(d) His anger and spite against Prospero.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Prospero's speech differ from his normal speech?

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

3. What does Gonzalo contrast to the character of his present company during the banquet?

4. What subplot comes to an end at the completion of Act IV, Scene I?

5. What does Prospero order Ariel to fetch when he is ready to reveal his identity to the men?

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

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

5. 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?

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

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

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

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

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

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