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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Where does Emperor Jones go at the end of the fifth forest scene?
(a) Back toward the palace.
(b) Further into the forest.
(c) Toward the light.
(d) He stays put.

3. What is Emperor Jones afraid of at the beginning of the fifth forest scene?
(a) Formless fears.
(b) Imminent capture.
(c) Lem.
(d) Starvation.

4. Where does Emperor Jones go at the end of the sixth forest scene?
(a) Back to the palace.
(b) He lies still, with his face to the ground.
(c) Back to the crossroads.
(d) Further into the forest.

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

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

7. Is the apparition in the fourth forest scene from Emperor Jones' past?
(a) Yes, it recalls the time when he was sold at auction.
(b) No, it is Lem's vision of a blood sacrifice.
(c) No, it is an ancestral vision.
(d) Yes, it recalls the time he spent on a chain gang.

8. 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 will continue to run until he dies.
(c) That he is in the same position as the slaves.
(d) That he is still in charge of the natives.

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

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

11. What does Emperor Jones see in the fifth forest scene?
(a) Chained slaves at a slave auction.
(b) Shackled prisoners.
(c) Shackled slaves on a slave ship.
(d) Chained prisoners on a chain gang.

12. Which literary term best approximates the sound Emperor Jones makes in the fifth forest scene?
(a) Ode.
(b) Dirge.
(c) Canticle.
(d) Chanson.

13. What kind of help does Emperor Jones ask for in the fourth forest scene?
(a) Food.
(b) Forgiveness.
(c) Alliance with powerful political allies.
(d) More bullets.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How has time progressed in Emperor Jones' first five visions?

2. Is Emperor Jones moving any closer to freedom in the fifth forest scene?

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

4. Which literary term describes the apparition in the fourth forest scene?

5. What kind of drama is Emperor Jones?

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