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The Tempest

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The Tempest game quiz
"Twenty questions on Shakespeare's final play"

15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit  



1. At the beginning of the play, the ship's master cries 'yarely or we run ourselves aground'. What does 'yarely' mean?
    beware
    briskly
    seawards
    cautiously


2. 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


3. Of which Italian city state had Prospero been duke before being banished to the island?
    Genoa
    Florence
    Milan
    Naples


4. Who provided Prospero and Miranda with the necessities for survival on the island?
    Gonzalo
    Adrian
    Antonio
    Francisco


5. Complete the following quotation:- 'I boarded the king's ship; now on the beak, Now in the waist, the deck, in every cabin....'
    Answer: (Three Words)


6. 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


7. When Ariel sings 'Full fadom five thy father lies', to whom does the word 'father' refer?
    Prospero
    Alonso
    Antonio
    Gonzalo


8. Who tries to console Alonso with a speech beginning 'Sir, he may live: I saw him beat the surges under him...'?
    Ariel
    Adrian
    Francisco
    Gonzalo


9. 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


10. 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'
    Answer: (One Word)


11. For which creature does Trinculo initially mistake Caliban?
    fish
    sea-serpent
    dog
    ape


12. 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


13. What phrase does Ariel, feigning Trinculos' voice, use to infuriate Stephano and Caliban?
    Whoreson knave
    Thou liest
    A pox o' your throat
    Hold thy tongue


14. 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


15. Complete the next six words from Caliban's speech:- 'Be not afeard, the isle is full of noises, Sounds and sweet airs...
    Answer: (6 Words)


16. 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


17. 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


18. At what game are Ferdinand and Miranda discovered by Prospero?
    bowls
    chess
    bridge
    tennis


19. 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!


20. How many times does Antonio speak in Act Five Scene 1 (the last scene of the play)?
    Not at all
    Six times
    Twice
    Once


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Compiled Jun 28 12