English Literature - The Tempest By William Shakespeare

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The Tempest Quizzes & Trivia

Test out your knowledge of William Shakespeare's The Tempest.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What do Sebastian and Antonio plan while everyone is under Ariel's sleeping spell?
    • A. 

      To protect everyone with their own lives

    • B. 

      A surprise party for Alonso

    • C. 

      A way to steal the King's crown

    • D. 

      To never tell that they killed Ferdinand

  • 2. 
    Who is the play's main character?
    • A. 

      Miranda

    • B. 

      Alonso

    • C. 

      Prospero

    • D. 

      Ferdinand

  • 3. 
    Who is the character’s daughter?
    • A. 

      Miranda

    • B. 

      Ariel

    • C. 

      Trinculo

    • D. 

      Alonso

  • 4. 
    Where were they exiled from?
    • A. 

      Rome

    • B. 

      Venice

    • C. 

      Florence

    • D. 

      Milan

  • 5. 
    What two things was Prospero left with?
    • A. 

      His hat

    • B. 

      His books

    • C. 

      His staff

    • D. 

      Ariel

  • 6. 
    Which two characters are servants?
    • A. 

      Ariel

    • B. 

      Alonso

    • C. 

      Sebastian

    • D. 

      Caliban

  • 7. 
    What was Prospero’s title before he was usurped?
    • A. 

      King of Naples

    • B. 

      Duke of Naples

    • C. 

      Duke of Milan

    • D. 

      King of Milan

  • 8. 
    Who created the Tempest storm?
    • A. 

      Miranda

    • B. 

      Ariel

    • C. 

      Prospero

    • D. 

      Ferdinand

  • 9. 
    Where was the ship returning from when it was caught in the tempest?
    • A. 

      Palermo

    • B. 

      Athens

    • C. 

      Valletta

    • D. 

      Tunis

  • 10. 
    How long have Prospero and Miranda lived on the island for?
    • A. 

      12 years

    • B. 

      6 years

    • C. 

      15 years

    • D. 

      8 years

  • 11. 
    Who is Caliban’s mother?
    • A. 

      Miranda

    • B. 

      Sycorax

    • C. 

      Ariel

    • D. 

      Iris

  • 12. 
    Where was Ariel kept by Sycorax?
    • A. 

      Behind a rock

    • B. 

      On the shipwreck

    • C. 

      In a cell

    • D. 

      In a pine tree

  • 13. 
    Who is Prospero’s brother?
    • A. 

      Antonio

    • B. 

      Ariel

    • C. 

      Alonso

    • D. 

      Ferdinand

  • 14. 
    Who is Sebastian’s brother?
    • A. 

      Ariel

    • B. 

      Gonzalo

    • C. 

      Alonso

    • D. 

      Ferdinand

  • 15. 
    What does Prospero give up at the end of the play?
    • A. 

      His books

    • B. 

      His magic

    • C. 

      His staff

    • D. 

      His hat

  • 16. 
    Which two characters are in love at the end of the play?
    • A. 

      Prospero

    • B. 

      Ferdinand

    • C. 

      Ariel

    • D. 

      Miranda

  • 17. 
    Who persuades Sebastian to try to kill Alonso?
    • A. 

      Ariel

    • B. 

      Caliban

    • C. 

      Antonio

    • D. 

      Ferdinand

  • 18. 
    Who saved Ariel from the tree?
    • A. 

      Prospero

    • B. 

      Alonso

    • C. 

      Sebastian

    • D. 

      Antonio

  • 19. 
    What does Miranda's name mean?
    • A. 

      Admired

    • B. 

      Wonderful

    • C. 

      Pleasure

    • D. 

      Beautiful

  • 20. 
    What did Miranda do to disobey her father?
    • A. 

      She talked to Ferdinand.

    • B. 

      She told Ferdinand what her name was.

    • C. 

      She offered to help Ferdinand carry the logs.

    • D. 

      She was too talkative.

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