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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Which term describes the figure of the crocodile in Emperor Jones' final vision?
(a) Totem.
(b) Fetish.
(c) Morpheme.
(d) Theme.

3. Who is the first character to enter in the final scene?
(a) Emperor Jones.
(b) The witch doctor.
(c) Smithers.
(d) Lem and his soldiers.

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

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

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

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

8. What does Emperor Jones do when he enters the sixth forest scene?
(a) Begs for forgiveness.
(b) Shoots at the statues.
(c) Installs himself on the throne.
(d) Lies on the ground moaning in fear.

9. Where does Lem say he got his silver bullet?
(a) The natives stole it from Emperor Jones.
(b) The natives recovered it from the forest.
(c) The natives bought it from traders.
(d) The natives melted down money.

10. Someone enters the sixth forest scene with Emperor Jones. What does that figure represent to Emperor Jones?
(a) The forces of evil.
(b) The spirit of justice.
(c) Divine forgiveness.
(d) The spirit of the earth.

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

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who enters the sixth forest scene with Emperor Jones?

2. What role is Emperor Jones supposed to play in the other person in the sixth scene's plans?

3. How does Emperor Jones feel when he enters the sixth forest scene?

4. Which religion predominates in Emperor Jones' final vision?

5. What is the significance of the silver bullet?

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