Mid-Book Test - Hard
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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. How does one character finally get Caliban to calm down in Act II, Scene II?
2. Why does Trinculo hide underneath Caliban's robes?
3. Gonzalo's attempt to comfort his king are mocked by whom?
4. Prospero and Miranda were not killed when expelled from Milan because
5. Why does Stephano believe that Caliban and Trinculo are some sort of wild beasts when he sees them under the blanket?
Short Essay Questions
1. 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?
2. What is the tempest in Ariel's and Prospero's relationship?
3. How does Prospero's treatment of Caliban mirror Antonio's past treatment of Prospero?
4. In Act II, Scene I, Ariel lulls Gonzalo, Adrian and Alonso to sleep. Why not Antonio and Sebastian?
5. In Act III, Scene I, Ferdinand recites a soliloquy as he stacks wood. What does he talk about?
6. How are Miranda and Ferdinand different, but also the same?
7. Describe the tempest and how it is developed metaphorically throughout the play and eventually ended.
8. Describe Prospero's journey that leads to his transformation at the end of the play.
9. What is the basic understanding of Antonio's and Prospero's history?
10. What spirits does Prospero summon for the magical performance when he sees Ferdinand getting too close to Miranda?
Prospero uses his magic to conjure a banquet for his enemies. Why does he do this, rather than use his magic in a different way to punish them? What is the significance of the banquet? What was Shakespeare's intention with the inclusion of this scene?
What is the importance of the exposition within a story? What does it do? Where in The Tempest is the exposition? Think about character development, plot and foreshadowing of events to come. Cite examples from the play's exposition that accomplish these objectives.
Antonio used Prospero and took advantage of him fifteen years prior to the play in Milan. Can it be argued that Alonso was as much a victim of Antonio's manipulation as Prospero was? What about Sebastian? Support your argument with examples from the text.
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