The Tempest: Colonialism and Magic in Shakespeare - Quiz & Worksheet


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In Shakespeare's 'The Tempest,' what part of the play is considered a metaphor for Shakespeare's writing?

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1. In Shakespeare's 'The Tempest,' what is the one skill Caliban claims learning language has given him?

2. What style of play is Shakespeare's 'The Tempest' and why?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet combo to help you test your understanding of the characters and summary of Shakespeare's The Tempest. Some of the topics you'll be assessed on include categorizing the type of play The Tempest falls under, as well as the actions of Prospero in the play.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Shakespeare's writing as a metaphor in The Tempest
  • Caliban's claims of skills he learned
  • Categorizing The Tempest
  • Prospero's actions from the play

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the characters and summary of Shakespeare's The Tempest
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding Caliban's skills and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding The Tempest as a metaphor
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the style of play attributed to The Tempest

Additional Learning

To learn more about the plays of William Shakespeare, review the accompanying lesson called The Tempest: Colonialism and Magic in Shakespeare. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Summarize the plot of Shakespeare's The Tempest
  • Relate the significance of the characters of Prospero and Caliban
  • Discuss the use of magic in the story