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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How does Emperor Jones feel when he enters the sixth forest scene?
(a) He recognizes the site and he is terrified.
(b) He is confused and does not know where he is.
(c) He thinks he is back in America standing trial.
(d) He is disoriented and delirious, laughing hysterically.

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

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

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

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

6. How does Emperor Jones free himself from the vision he sees in the fifth forest scene?
(a) He kills the prison guard.
(b) He shoots the auctioneer.
(c) He shoots the slave driver.
(d) He overpowers the others with his wailing.

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

8. What does the sixth forest scene tell us about Emperor Jones' wanderings?
(a) He is far away from the palace and totally disoriented.
(b) He has finally made it to a place of safety.
(c) He has eluded his pursuers, and knows where to run to.
(d) He has traveled to the place where the natives will find him.

9. What is the state of Emperor Jones' clothing as the fourth forest scene begins?
(a) Natty and neat.
(b) Primitive and proud.
(c) Dirty and tattered.
(d) Proud and imperial.

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

11. What does the vision Emperor Jones sees in the fourth forest scene tell us about the development of the play?
(a) It is progressing according to the natives' prophecies.
(b) It is manifesting Emperor Jones' deepest memories.
(c) It will end in Emperor Jones' death.
(d) It is no longer personal to Jones' guilt.

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

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

14. 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.

15. What is the irony of the silver bullet?
(a) It started as money and ended the natives' poverty.
(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 liberates the natives, but kills Emperor Jones.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. What does Smithers have difficulty believing in the final scene?

4. Someone enters the sixth forest scene with Emperor Jones. What does that person do?

5. How have the tom-tom beats changed at the end of the sixth forest scene?

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