The Tempest Questions

What is the name of Prospero’s daughter? Miranda
With whom did Miranda fall for upon meeting with the first time? Ferdinand
What is the names of Prospero’s servants? Caliban and Ariel
What is the name of Caliban’s mother? Sycorax
What city was Prospero the duke of before being usurped? Milan
Who is the character who caused the storm in Act I, scene i? Ariel
Who has to stack wood for Prospero? Ferdinand
Did the storm described in the first scene of the play suggest the title of the play? Yes
How is Prospero personified in the play? Wise and powerful
Who is Sycorax? Caliban’s mother and a witch
What does Prospero’s mantle represent? His power as a magician
Alonso is the King of what Italian realm? Naples
At the beginning of the play, Alonso is returning from_______? His daughter’s wedding
Prospero most often describes Gonzalo as ________? Honest
In Act I, the mariners abandon the ship becuase: They were under a spell
why does Ferdinand initially fall in love with Miranda? Ariel’s enchantment
How does Prospero test Ferdinand’s love to Miranda? He makes him a servant
Throughout the play, Alonso is grieved by: Thoughts of his son’s death
Who forms a plot to take Ariel’s crown? Sebastian and Antonio
Caliban thinks Sebastian is a “brave god” because of his: “Celestial liquor”
Who is the speaker of the epilogue? Prospero
Who is the epilogue addressed to? The audience
Prospero and Miranda survive the usurpation due to: Gonzalo’s help
Antonio and Sebastian’s murder plot is stopped in Act III by: A banquet brought in by spirits
Much of Prospero’s hope for power depends upon: Miranda’s hopes for marriage
Prospero made Caliban a servant primarily because Caliban: Tried to rape Miranda
In Act V, Prospero primarily blames whom for the crimes against him? Alonso
According to Prospero, where did the King’s ship land after the tempest?Naples Bermuda
Who says the famous quote “O brave new world/ that has such people in’t”? Miranda
In Act I, Miranda is upset with her father because: Mariners might have been killed in the storm
Alonso finds out that Prospero is still alive because: Ariel charges him with betraying Prospero
In Act I, Prospero ascribes the loss of his dukedom to: His negligence as a ruler
Which of these things does Caliban NOT promise to Stephano?A-faithful serviceB-magical powers, via ArielC-rule of the island B
Which of the following mythological figures does NOT appear in the play?A-JunoB-CeresC-Diana C
Which of the following is NOT a major theme of The Tempest?A-rebirth through loveB-forgiveness vs. vengeanceC-new colonial issues A
Where did Sycorax imprison Ariel? In a cloven pine
Where does Ariel put the mariners and Boatswain after the tempest? Asleep in the ship in the harbor
What does Prospero intend to “drown” after he has reconciled with his enemies? His book
What is the final task Prospero orders Ariel to perform? To give the fleet calm seas on its return to Italy
What does Caliban say is his “chief profit” from learning language? He knows how to curse
What is the name of Alonso’s daughter? Claribel
What does Caliban say must be done before Prospero can be killed? His books must be seized
What shape does Ariel assume at the magical banquet in Act III, scene iii? Happy
What do we see Miranda and Ferdinand doing in the play’s final scene? Playing chess
Over how many days does the action of The Tempest take place? One
How long have Prospero and Miranda been on their island? Twelve years
From which country is Alonso’s ship returning when it is caught in the tempest? Tunis
Whom does Caliban mistake for one of Prospero’s spirits sent to torment him? Trinculo
We are told that one of the following characters has visited England. Which one? Trinculo
What does Ferdinand promise Miranda on their second meeting? That he will marry her

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