The Tempest

Caliban warns Stefano that he must possess what before killing Prospero? His books
Ferdinand is the son of Alonso
How does Prospero punish Stefano, Caliban, and Trinculo for plotting to kill him? He makes them run through a briar patch and swim in a scummy pond.
Miranda is the daughter of Prospero
Shakespeare used the three unities extensively in this play because he needed the unities to counter the abundance of magic in the play
What disappears before the eyes of Antonio, Sebastien, and Alonso and frightens them? A banquet
What does Alonso believe has happened to his son? He drowned in the shipwreck.
What does Prospero stage in order to celebrate the betrothal of Miranda and Ferdinand? A Masque
When Stefano and Trinculo first see Caliban, they think he will make them rich if they can get him back to civilization
Which best describes Prospero? Godlike, manipulative, forgiving, loving
Who are Ariel and Caliban? Ariel is a spirit of the air; Caliban is Prospero’s slave.
Who does Prospero claim he was before his brother seized his property and title? Duke of Milan
Who says the following: “O wonder! How many goodly creatures are there here! How beauteous mankind is! O brave new world that that has such people in’t!” Miranda
Who says the following:”A devil, a born devil, on whose nature,Nurture can never stick: on whom my pains;Humanely taken, all, all lost, quite lost! And as with age his body uglier grows,So his mind cankers. I will plague them all,Even to roaring.” Prospero
Who speaks these last lines of the play: “Unless I be relieved by prayer, which pierces so that it assaults mercy itself and frees all faults, as you from crimes would pardoned be, let your indulgence set me free.” Prospero
Whom does Caliban mistake for one of Prospero’s spirits sent to torment him? Trinculo
What was Prospero’s title before his position was usurped and he was forced to flee Italy? Duke of Milan
From which country is Alonso’s ship returning when it is caught in the tempest? Tunis
How long have Prospero and Miranda been on their island? 12 years
What was the name of Caliban’s mother? Sycorax
Over how many days does the action of The Tempest take place? One
Which mythical figures appear in the wedding masque Prospero stages for Miranda and Ferdinand? Ceres, Iris, and Juno
Which character is Prospero’s brother? Antonio
Which character is Sebastian’s brother? Alonso
What do we see Miranda and Ferdinand doing in the play’s final scene? Playing chess
What shape does Ariel assume at the magical banquet in Act III, scene iii? Harpy
What do Prospero and Ariel set out as bait for Caliban, Trinculo, and Stephano? “glistening apparel”
What does Caliban say must be done before Prospero can be killed? His books must be seized
What is the name of Alonso’s daughter? Claribel
What does Prospero give as his reason for treating Caliban badly? Caliban attempted to rape Miranda
Who helped Prospero and Miranda to flee Italy? Gonzalo
Where does Ariel put the mariners and Boatswain after the tempest? Asleep in the ship in the harbor
Where did Sycorax imprison Ariel? In a cloven pine
What task are both Caliban and Ferdinand forced to perform? Carrying wood
Who persuades Sebastian to try to kill Alonso? Antonio
What does Prospero intend to “drown” after he has reconciled with his enemies? His book
What does Caliban say is his “chief profit” from learning language? He knows how to curse
Which characters do Stephano and Trinculo most clearly parody? Antonio and Sebastian
What is the final task Prospero orders Ariel to perform? To give the fleet calm seas on its return to Italy
We are told that one of the following characters has visited Trinculo