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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the significance of Emperor Jones dispelling his final vision?
(a) He has been reduced to the level of the natives who are looking for him.
(b) He has finally overcome all of the things that could hurt him.
(c) He does not have anything left to protect himself with.
(d) He has chosen to die for his sins.

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

3. 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?
(a) That he is still in charge of the natives.
(b) That he will continue to run until he dies.
(c) That he is in the same position as the slaves.
(d) That he is sorry for his sins.

4. Whose experience is Emperor Jones envisioning in the fifth forest scene?
(a) His ancestors'.
(b) Smithers'.
(c) Jeff's.
(d) His own.

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

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

7. What is the setting of the sixth forest scene?
(a) A beach.
(b) A clearing in the forest.
(c) A crossroads.
(d) A tangled forest.

8. What does Smithers ask Emperor Jones after the natives bring him in during the final scene?
(a) Where are your airs now?
(b) What did you do with the money?
(c) Can I rule now in your place?
(d) Couldn't you find your food?

9. What does Emperor Jones say at the beginning of the fifth forest scene?
(a) He pleads for mercy because of his suffering.
(b) He tells himself that he will be free.
(c) He vows to kill Smithers.
(d) He is only moaning.

10. 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 asking him to free them.
(d) They are moaning along with him.

11. The fact that Emperor Jones is killed by a silver bullet made from money is a form of what?
(a) Catharsis.
(b) Foreshadowing.
(c) Irony.
(d) Epiphany.

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

13. What does the other figure in the sixth forest scene with Emperor Jones intend to do?
(a) Slit Emperor Jones' throat with a razor.
(b) Return Emperor Jones to a village in Africa.
(c) Make a sacrifice to a crocodile.
(d) Take Emperor Jones home and take care of him.

14. What wrongdoing does Emperor Jones admit to in the fourth forest scene?
(a) Killing Jeff and the prison guard.
(b) Running out on his wife and kids.
(c) Lying to the natives about his powers.
(d) Cheating at cards and craps.

15. What does Smithers have difficulty believing in the final scene?
(a) That Jones ever positioned himself to rule over the natives.
(b) That Lem and his soldiers have been tracking Emperor Jones all night.
(c) That Jones evaded Lem and his soldiers all night.
(d) That he himself had not been emperor in Jones' place.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which answer represents the setting when the last scene opens?

2. What kind of help does Emperor Jones ask for in the fourth forest scene?

3. What is the irony at the end of Emperor Jones?

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

5. What is the tone of Emperor Jones' vision in the fifth forest scene?

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