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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Emperor Jones do once he sees his part in the vision in the fourth forest scene?
(a) He shoots the buyer and seller bidding on him.
(b) He throws the last of his clothing away.
(c) He shoots at the slave owners.
(d) He shoots at the prosecutor and judge.

2. Where does Emperor Jones go at the end of the fourth forest scene?
(a) Back into the forest.
(b) To the port.
(c) Into a cave.
(d) Back to the palace.

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

4. Which literary term describes a plot in which two characters effectively change places?
(a) Prosopopeia.
(b) Ekphrasis.
(c) Chiasmus.
(d) Anacoluthon.

5. What does Emperor Jones do when he comes on stage in the fourth forest scene?
(a) Shoot the rebellious natives.
(b) Stalk around the stage, making threats.
(c) Talk about killing himself.
(d) Sit on a stump and put his head in his hands.

6. What is the irony of the silver bullet?
(a) It liberates the natives, but kills Emperor Jones.
(b) It ends the natives' oppression, but now they are murderers.
(c) It cost the natives money to make it, but it saves them money as well.
(d) It started as money and ended the natives' poverty.

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

8. What are the figures saying in Emperor Jones' vision in the fifth forest scene?
(a) They are demanding an end to their suffering.
(b) They are telling him to run until he is free.
(c) They are moaning along with him.
(d) They are asking him to free them.

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

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

11. Is Emperor Jones moving any closer to freedom in the fifth forest scene?
(a) No.
(b) He is trading freedom for responsibility.
(c) He is losing freedom, but gaining wisdom.
(d) Yes.

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

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

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

15. What part does Emperor Jones play in the vision he sees in the fourth forest scene?
(a) He is on trial.
(b) He is a slave being auctioned.
(c) He is being punished.
(d) He is leading a slave revolt.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What is Emperor Jones afraid of at the beginning of the fifth forest scene?

3. What does Emperor Jones throw into the bushes in the fourth forest scene?

4. What atmosphere does the drumming create during the fourth forest scene?

5. Who does Emperor Jones stand in for in the fourth forest scene?

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