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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What does Emperor Jones throw into the bushes in the fourth forest scene?
(a) His jacket.
(b) His gun.
(c) His shirt.
(d) His shoes.

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

4. How did the natives 'do right by' Emperor Jones?
(a) They reduced his imperial attitude to superstition and fear.
(b) They showed the same cruelty to him that he had shown them.
(c) They kill him in style.
(d) They let him live after he pleaded for forgiveness.

5. Who enters the sixth forest scene with Emperor Jones?
(a) The natives.
(b) Smithers.
(c) Jeff.
(d) The witch doctor.

6. Which religion predominates in Emperor Jones' final vision?
(a) Voodoo.
(b) Buddhism.
(c) Born again Christianity.
(d) Christianity.

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

8. Which literary term describes the interaction between Emperor Jones' voice and the voices of the figures in his vision in the fifth forest scene?
(a) Harmony.
(b) Cacophony.
(c) Syncopation.
(d) Dissonance.

9. What can we gather from the fact that Emperor Jones does not shoot anyone in the apparition in the fifth forest scene?
(a) The figures' despair is ongoing.
(b) He is strong enough that he can escape without a gun.
(c) He is saving his last silver bullet for himself.
(d) He is so weak that he cannot shoot anyone.

10. What is the irony at the end of Emperor Jones?
(a) Jones had always claimed to be immortal, but the natives threatened his life and he showed them that he was afraid of death.
(b) Jones had run away from imprisonment in America, and then he died of his freedom in the West Indies.
(c) Jones manipulated the natives by saying that he could only be killed by a silver bullet, but they killed him with a silver bullet after all.
(d) Jones swore that he could only be killed by a silver bullet, but he died of self-inflicted injuries and exhaustion.

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

12. Where does the fourth forest scene begin?
(a) In front of the palace.
(b) A clearing in the forest.
(c) In a cave.
(d) A crossroads in the plain.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Emperor Jones sees a scene in Act 1 Scene 5. Where does one of the figures in his vision gesture for him to stand?

2. Where is the tom-tom coming from in the last scene?

3. What part does Emperor Jones play in the vision he sees in the fourth forest scene?

4. What does Emperor Jones do when he enters the sixth forest scene?

5. Where does Emperor Jones go at the end of the sixth forest scene?

(see the answer keys)

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