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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How have the tom-tom beats changed at the end of the sixth forest scene?
(a) They are essentially a constant wall of sound.
(b) They are muffled now.
(c) They are louder and faster than ever.
(d) They are starting to get further away.

2. What atmosphere does the drumming create during the fourth forest scene?
(a) Meditative calm.
(b) Artful beauty.
(c) Disorder and confusion.
(d) Blood-boiling desperation.

3. Whose help does Emperor Jones ask for in the fourth forest scene?
(a) God's.
(b) Jeff's.
(c) Lem's.
(d) Smithers'.

4. What has the forest come to symbolize over the course of the five forest scenes so far?
(a) The darkness in the heart of men.
(b) The chaos at the heart of the universe.
(c) Emperor Jones' racial history.
(d) The redemptive fecundity of nature.

5. Which musical term describes the change in the sound of the tom-tom at the end of the fourth forest scene?
(a) Pianissimo.
(b) Decrescendo.
(c) Sforzando.
(d) Crescendo.

6. How are the figures positioned in the vision Emperor Jones sees in the fifth forest scene?
(a) They are huddled together in a mass.
(b) They surround Jones like a hostile mob.
(c) They are stacked the way slaves were stacked on slave ships.
(d) They are seated with their backs against the forest walls.

7. Which term describes the tone of the fourth forest scene?
(a) Fantasy.
(b) Spectacle.
(c) Satyr play.
(d) Nightmare.

8. What structure predominates over the sixth forest scene?
(a) A prison.
(b) A rough stone altar.
(c) A slave ship.
(d) The palace.

9. How is the apparition in the fourth forest scene different from the previous apparitions?
(a) This apparition unfolds backwards in time.
(b) This apparation takes place underwater.
(c) The apparition is not from Emperor Jones' personal experience.
(d) The apparition is not dispelled with a gunshot.

10. How have the natives triumphed by the end of the play?
(a) They have mastered the art of stone carving.
(b) They have escaped from voodoo by killing the witch doctor.
(c) They have overcome their superstitious beliefs.
(d) They have killed a tyrant.

11. What has changed about Emperor Jones' appearance as the fifth forest scene begins?
(a) He looks like a native god.
(b) He is beginning to resemble a native cheiftan.
(c) He is practically naked because his clothes are so tattered.
(d) His pants are so tattered that he seems to be wearing only a loincloth.

12. What role is Emperor Jones supposed to play in the other person in the sixth scene's plans?
(a) Jones is supposed to receive the figure's blessings.
(b) Jones is supposed to be the sacrificial offering.
(c) Jones is supposed to let kill himself.
(d) Jones is supposed to preside over the sacrificial offering.

13. Which term describes the development of the plot of Emperor Jones?
(a) Tragedy.
(b) Comedy.
(c) Kuntzleroman.
(d) Bildungsroman.

14. What kind of drama is Emperor Jones?
(a) Morality play.
(b) Slave narrative.
(c) Potboiler.
(d) Sentimental drama.

15. How is Emperor Jones killed?
(a) With machine guns.
(b) With rifle shots.
(c) With pistol shots.
(d) He shoots himself.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Emperor Jones dispel his final vision?

2. How does the beat of the tom-tom change at the end of Act 1, Scene 5?

3. Which rhetorical term describes Emperor Jones' request for assistance?

4. How does Emperor Jones feel at the beginning of the fifth forest scene?

5. Someone enters the sixth forest scene with Emperor Jones. What does that figure represent to Emperor Jones?

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