Shakespeare's Caliban: Character Analysis, Overview


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Which of the following statements about Caliban in The Tempest is FALSE?

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1. What is a foil?

2. When does situational irony occur?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Caliban plays an integral role in the plot of The Tempest and also sheds light on the character Prospero. To help you understand and analyze Caliban, this quiz and worksheet will test you on Caliban's character traits and plot points in The Tempest.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • The plot of The Tempest
  • The definition of catharsis
  • The use of situational irony
  • The definition of a foil in literature

Skills Practiced

The worksheet and quiz will allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related character analysis of Caliban lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding Shakespeare's character Caliban and interpret it correctly
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main terms, such as physiognomy, catharsis and foil

Additional Learning

To learn more about Shakespeare's Caliban and The Tempest, review the accompanying lesson called Shakespeare's Caliban: Character Analysis, Overview. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Analyze elements used in dramatic literature
  • Understand the plot of Shakespeare's The Tempest
  • Examine the purpose and role of Caliban in the play
  • Understand Caliban's and Prospero's motivations in the play
  • Explore the meanings of antagonist and protagonist