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"Twenty questions on Shakespeare's final play"
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At the beginning of the play, the ship's master cries 'yarely or we run ourselves aground'. What does 'yarely' mean?
Why does Gonzalo take comfort from the boatswain?
He has sailed with him before
He is calm and unperturbed
He was born to be hanged, not drowned
He has a long white beard
Of which Italian city state had Prospero been duke before being banished to the island?
Who provided Prospero and Miranda with the necessities for survival on the island?
Complete the following quotation:- 'I boarded the king's ship; now on the beak, Now in the waist, the deck, in every cabin....'
What is Caliban's first line in the play?
I must eat my dinner
I know how to curse
This island's mine
There's wood enough within
When Ariel sings 'Full fadom five thy father lies', to whom does the word 'father' refer?
Who tries to console Alonso with a speech beginning 'Sir, he may live: I saw him beat the surges under him...'?
What major flaw does Sebastian identify in Gonzalo's description of his Utopian commonwealth?
Utopia is incomplatible with the idea of post-lapsarian man
His people would be healthy and yet there would be no physicians on the island
Gonzalo would be in charge of fertilising the land and yet he has no farming experience
No sovereignty on the island and yet he would be king of it
Fill in the word missing from this speech in which Antonio is explaining to Sebastian how little his conscience troubles him: 'If 'twere a ____ 'Twould put me to my slipper'
For which creature does Trinculo initially mistake Caliban?
What phrase does Stephano use when he invites Trinculo and Caliban to drink from his wine bottle?
Embrace the text
Kiss the book
Tup the tome
Cuckold the parchment
What phrase does Ariel, feigning Trinculos' voice, use to infuriate Stephano and Caliban?
A pox o' your throat
Hold thy tongue
What two instruments are played by Ariel, prompting Caliban's 'Be not afeard, the isle is full of noises' speech?
tabor and pipe
lute and lyre
flute and harp
fiddle and bugle
Complete the next six words from Caliban's speech:- 'Be not afeard, the isle is full of noises, Sounds and sweet airs...
Ariel appears to the three men of sin as a harpy. What is a harpy a cross between?
a mermaid and a snake
a man and a bear
a man and a lion
a woman and an eagle
What does Prospero use to chase away Stephano, Caliban and Trinculo?
spirits in the shape of wolves
spirits in the shape of dogs and hounds
spirits in the shape of monkeys and apes
spirits in the shape of spitting cats
At what game are Ferdinand and Miranda discovered by Prospero?
What does Sebastian rather surprisingly exclaim when he sees Ferdinand and Miranda?
This is bravely done!
A happy vision of the island!
A most high miracle!
May Jove be praised!
How many times does Antonio speak in Act Five Scene 1 (the last scene of the play)?
Not at all
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Compiled Jun 28 12