The Tempest Play Act 1: Trivia Quiz

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Do you still remember The Tempest Play Act 1? Check out this trivia quiz and check how sharp your memory is. The Tempest is an amazing play that was written by the world-famous English playwriter, William Shakespeare. In this quiz, we are going to see how much you know about act 1 of this play. Try to score high on this quiz, and you will also learn something as you play the quiz. Best of luck to you with this. .


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    As scene two opens, what is Miranda upset about?

    • A.

      An argument she had with Caliban

    • B.

      Concern for sailors in a storm

    • C.

      Her perennial isolation

    • D.

      Concern for sailors and isolation

    Correct Answer
    B. Concern for sailors in a storm
    Explanation
    In scene two, Miranda is upset about the sailors being in a storm. This is evident as she expresses her worry and concern for their safety. Her distress is focused on the well-being of the sailors rather than any argument with Caliban or her own isolation.

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  • 2. 

    What is Prospero's action toward Ferdinand near the end of scene two?

    • A.

      He calls him a spy.

    • B.

      He freezes him with magic.

    • C.

      He threatens him with imprisonment.

    • D.

      All of these answers

    Correct Answer
    D. All of these answers
    Explanation
    In scene two, Prospero takes multiple actions towards Ferdinand. Firstly, he calls him a spy, suggesting suspicion and distrust towards him. Secondly, Prospero freezes Ferdinand with his magic, demonstrating his power and control over him. Lastly, Prospero threatens Ferdinand with imprisonment, indicating his intention to punish him. Therefore, all of these answers accurately describe Prospero's actions towards Ferdinand near the end of scene two.

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  • 3. 

    Who says, "I have great comfort from this fellow. Methinks he hath no drowning mark upon him" while on the boat?

    • A.

      Alonso

    • B.

      Gonzalo

    • C.

      Antonio

    • D.

      The boatswain

    Correct Answer
    B. Gonzalo
    Explanation
    Gonzalo says, "I have great comfort from this fellow. Methinks he hath no drowning mark upon him" while on the boat. This suggests that Gonzalo finds solace in the presence of the person mentioned, believing that they do not appear to be in danger of drowning.

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  • 4. 

    Whom does Ariel sing about in Ferdinand's ear?

    • A.

      Alonso

    • B.

      Prospero

    • C.

      Miranda

    • D.

      Citizens of Naples

    Correct Answer
    A. Alonso
    Explanation
    Ariel sings about Alonso in Ferdinand's ear.

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  • 5. 

    What does Gonzalo put on the boat for Prospero and Miranda''s voyage?

    • A.

      Garments/linens

    • B.

      Library books

    • C.

      Guns

    • D.

      Garments/linens and library books

    Correct Answer
    D. Garments/linens and library books
    Explanation
    Gonzalo puts garments/linens and library books on the boat for Prospero and Miranda's voyage. This suggests that he wants to ensure their comfort and entertainment during the journey. The garments/linens would provide them with clothing and bedding, while the library books would offer them intellectual stimulation and a source of leisure. This demonstrates Gonzalo's thoughtfulness and care for Prospero and Miranda's well-being during their trip.

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  • 6. 

    What does Miranda remember about the time before the island?

    • A.

      Her mother

    • B.

      Her palace horse

    • C.

      Women who waited on her

    • D.

      Nothing

    Correct Answer
    C. Women who waited on her
    Explanation
    Miranda remembers the women who waited on her before she arrived on the island. This suggests that she had a privileged and comfortable life before being stranded on the island.

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  • 7. 

    Where does Ariel tell Prospero the king's ship is located?

    • A.

      At the bottom of the sea

    • B.

      In a nook on the island

    • C.

      Harbored on the next island

    • D.

      In the ocean heading back to Naples

    Correct Answer
    B. In a nook on the island
    Explanation
    In Shakespeare's play "The Tempest," Ariel tells Prospero that the king's ship is located in a nook on the island. This means that the ship is hidden or tucked away in a secluded spot on the island, possibly to avoid being discovered by others. Ariel's information helps Prospero in his plan to manipulate and control the events on the island, as he seeks revenge against those who wronged him in the past.

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  • 8. 

    What material does Prospero ask Caliban to fetch for him and Miranda?

    • A.

      Wood

    • B.

      Water

    • C.

      Fish

    • D.

      A potion

    Correct Answer
    A. Wood
    Explanation
    In Shakespeare's play "The Tempest," Prospero asks Caliban to fetch wood for him and Miranda. Wood is a crucial resource for survival on the island, as it is needed for fire and shelter. Prospero's request for wood also symbolizes his control over Caliban, as he uses his power to command him to perform tasks. Additionally, the act of gathering wood can be seen as a form of punishment for Caliban, as it reinforces his subservient position and reminds him of his enslavement to Prospero.

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  • 9. 

    What is Prospero's preferred activity?

    • A.

      Listening to petitions of people

    • B.

      Reading

    • C.

      Sailing

    • D.

      Leading an army

    Correct Answer
    B. Reading
    Explanation
    Prospero's preferred activity is reading. This can be inferred from the fact that Prospero is depicted as a bookish and intellectual character in Shakespeare's play "The Tempest." He is often seen engrossed in his books and uses his knowledge and magic to manipulate events on the island. Reading is therefore the most fitting answer as it aligns with Prospero's character and interests.

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  • 10. 

    What was Prospero's previous position?

    • A.

      King of Naples

    • B.

      Governor of Tunis

    • C.

      Duke of Milan

    • D.

      Brother of Duke of Milan

    Correct Answer
    C. Duke of Milan
    Explanation
    Prospero's previous position was the Duke of Milan. This is evident from the context of the question, which implies that Prospero held a position before the events of the story. The other options, such as King of Naples, Governor of Tunis, and Brother of Duke of Milan, are incorrect as they do not align with Prospero's previous position as stated in the question.

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