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Published: 13/05/2019
KS5 | Plays
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'The Tempest' exam practice questions

A set of 10 practice exam questions for A-level students studying The Tempest designed for the OCR exam board.

Covers a range of characters and themes from all parts of the play:

  • Extract from Act 1 Scene 1 followed by a question responding to the critical viewpoint: 'The tempest is a metaphor for relationships within The Tempest.'
  • Extract from Act 1 Scene 2 followed by a question responding to the critical viewpoint: 'The main aim of The Tempest is to challenge social hierarchies.'
  • Extract from Act 2 Scene 1 followed by a question responding to the critical viewpoint: 'The Tempest is a play about control and manipulation.'
  • Extract from Act 2 Scene 2 followed by a question responding to the critical viewpoint: 'Comic characters are no better behaved than nobility.'
  • Extract from Act 2 Scene 2 followed by a question responding to the critical viewpoint: 'Caliban is inherently bad and must be controlled and educated in order to become good.'
  • Extract from Act 3 Scene 1 followed by a question responding to the critical viewpoint: 'Prospero mercilessly exploits Miranda to achieve his revenge.'
  • Extract from Act 3 Scene 3 followed by a question responding to the critical viewpoint: 'Prospero is a power-hungry tyrant.'
  • Extract from Act 4 Scene 1 followed by a question responding to the critical viewpoint: 'A play that aims to provide spectacular magic and illusion.'
  • Extract from Act 5 Scene 1 followed by a question responding to the critical viewpoint: 'Ariel is a non-human character who shows more innate humanity than many humans in The Tempest.'
  • Extract from Act 5 Scene 1 followed by a question responding to the critical viewpoint: 'A play that prioritises the themes of forgiveness and redemption.'
   

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