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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. How have the tom-tom beats changed at the end of the sixth forest scene?
(a) They are starting to get further away.
(b) They are louder and faster than ever.
(c) They are essentially a constant wall of sound.
(d) They are muffled now.

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

5. Who does Emperor Jones stand in for in the fourth forest scene?
(a) All black American men.
(b) All slaves.
(c) All black men.
(d) All slave buyers.

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

7. Which answer represents the setting when the last scene opens?
(a) Sunset.
(b) Dawn.
(c) Middle of the night.
(d) Noon.

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

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

10. How has time progressed in Emperor Jones' first five visions?
(a) Back to American blacks' roots in Africa.
(b) Forward to the current state of American blacks.
(c) Back to Jones' personal origins.
(d) Back to the beginning of slavery.

11. 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.

12. What does the setting in the fifth forest scene represent?
(a) A prison cell.
(b) The barracks of a plantation.
(c) A graveyard.
(d) The hold of a slave ship.

13. What role is Emperor Jones supposed to play in the other person in the sixth scene's plans?
(a) Jones is supposed to be the sacrificial offering.
(b) Jones is supposed to let kill himself.
(c) Jones is supposed to receive the figure's blessings.
(d) Jones is supposed to preside over the sacrificial offering.

14. Whom does Emperor Jones resemble in his dress in the fifth forest scene?
(a) A native African.
(b) The prison guard.
(c) Jeff.
(d) Smithers.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What does Emperor Jones feel when he realizes his part in the vision he sees in the fourth forest scene?

3. What does Emperor Jones do when he comes on stage in the fourth forest scene?

4. How does the tone of the fifth forest scene change?

5. What apparition does Emperor Jones see in this fourth forest scene?

(see the answer keys)

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