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The Tempest

The Tempest


by William Shakespeare

The Tempest: Can We Tempt You? Quiz

Think you’ve got your head wrapped around The Tempest? Put your knowledge to the test. Good luck — the Stickman is counting on you!
Q. What does Prince Ferdinand promise Miranda on their second meeting?

That he will marry her
That he will smite the evil dragon
That he will protect her father from harm
That he will tend to her fire (it’s not what you think…)
Q. What was Ariel’s fate before Prospero came to the island?

He was imprisoned in a tree
He was unemployed
He was lonely
He was a mermaid (and desperately wished for legs)
Q. Why are Antonio and Sebastian plotting to murder Alonso?

Because this is a Shakespeare play, and those are the kinds of things that happen
So Sebastian can be king
So Antonio can be king
Because Alonso snores loudly
Q. What final task does Prospero give to Ariel before setting him free?

To marry Miranda
To sing a sweet song
To kill Alonso
To calm the seas
Q. Prospero tells the audience they can free him from the island with what?

A key that’s hidden under the doormat
Their applause
Their love
Their imaginations