Tempest Quiz One

  1. How did Prospero lose his dukedom?
  2. What story in the Bible recalls the primal sin which Antonio committed against his brother? 
  3. How were Prospero and Miranda delivered from the sea?
  4. Now, many years later, a ship has arrived off Prospero's deserted island. Who is on it?
  5. How was this ship sunk?
  6. From what torments did Prospero free Ariel?
  7. Who or what is Caliban?
  8. Why do  Prospero and Miranda now hate him?
  9. Who is Ferdinand?
  10. What happens to him when he sees Miranda for the first time?

Extra credit vocabulary (five points each)

Explain what the words in bold mean in the following lines:

  • "What seest thou else In the dark backward and abysm of time?"
  • "by my prescience/ I find my zenith doth depend upon/ a most auspicious star..."
  • "I will rend an oak and peg thee in his knotty entrails..."
  • "A freckled whelp hag-born--not honour'd with/ A human shape."
  • "As wicked dew as e'er my mother brush'd/ With raven's feather from unwholesome fen/ Drop on you both!"