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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How does the beat of the tom-tom change at the end of Act 1, Scene 5?
(a) It is closer and quicker than before.
(b) It is almost frenzied.
(c) It is practically on stage.
(d) It is getting quieter and quieter.

2. Where is the tom-tom coming from in the last scene?
(a) Off at a distance.
(b) Back at the palace.
(c) Right on stage.
(d) Very close by.

3. Whose help does Emperor Jones ask for in his final vision?
(a) Smithers.
(b) The Lord.
(c) Lem.
(d) The witch doctor.

4. What is the state of Emperor Jones' clothing as the fourth forest scene begins?
(a) Primitive and proud.
(b) Natty and neat.
(c) Proud and imperial.
(d) Dirty and tattered.

5. How does Emperor Jones feel about the thing he throws into the bushes in the fourth forest scene?
(a) He is glad to be rid of his jacket, which is no longer useful.
(b) He is sad to give up his gun because he has no more bullets.
(c) He is relieved to throw away his shirt because it is wet.
(d) He is reluctant to lose his shoes, which were once patent leather.

6. What is Emperor Jones afraid of at the beginning of the fifth forest scene?
(a) Formless fears.
(b) Starvation.
(c) Lem.
(d) Imminent capture.

7. Where does Emperor Jones go at the end of the fifth forest scene?
(a) Back toward the palace.
(b) He stays put.
(c) Further into the forest.
(d) Toward the light.

8. How are the figures arranged in Emperor Jones' vision in the fifth forest scene?
(a) Bounding back and forth across the stage.
(b) Gathered around the altar.
(c) Arranged in symmetrical rows.
(d) Dancing in a circle.

9. Where does the fifth forest scene open?
(a) At a crossroads in the forest.
(b) In a clearing in the forest.
(c) In an overgrown part of the forest.
(d) In the palace.

10. What does the setting in the fifth forest scene represent?
(a) A graveyard.
(b) The hold of a slave ship.
(c) A prison cell.
(d) The barracks of a plantation.

11. Which rhetorical term describes Emperor Jones' request for assistance?
(a) Declamation.
(b) Dissimilation.
(c) Supplication.
(d) Peroration.

12. Which answer represents the setting when the last scene opens?
(a) Dawn.
(b) Sunset.
(c) Noon.
(d) Middle of the night.

13. What is the tone of Emperor Jones' vision in the fifth forest scene?
(a) Sadness and grieving.
(b) Anxiety and apprehension.
(c) Jubilation and homecoming.
(d) Melancholy and despair.

14. How has time progressed in Emperor Jones' first five visions?
(a) Back to Jones' personal origins.
(b) Forward to the current state of American blacks.
(c) Back to the beginning of slavery.
(d) Back to American blacks' roots in Africa.

15. Which literary term describes the apparition in the fourth forest scene?
(a) Ancestral memory.
(b) Flashback.
(c) Symbolism.
(d) Foreshadowing.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Emperor Jones free himself from the vision he sees in the fifth forest scene?

2. How did the natives 'do right by' Emperor Jones?

3. Whom does Emperor Jones resemble in his dress in the fifth forest scene?

4. Which term describes the development of the plot of Emperor Jones?

5. What do we learn from the interaction between what Emperor Jones says and what the figures say in the vision Emperor Jones sees in the fifth forest scene?

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