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

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

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

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

6. 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) No, it is an ancestral vision.
(c) No, it is Lem's vision of a blood sacrifice.
(d) Yes, it recalls the time when he was sold at auction.

7. What does Emperor Jones use to dispel his final vision?
(a) His silver bullet.
(b) His shoes.
(c) A shovel.
(d) His jacket.

8. What is the significance of the silver bullet?
(a) Superstition required a silver bullet to kill the crocodile god Emperor Jones represented.
(b) The natives believe that emperors could only be killed by silver bullets.
(c) Emperor Jones had claimed that it was the only thing that could kill him.
(d) Slaves had used silver bullets to kill slave owners in an earlier revolt.

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

10. 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 moaning along with him.
(c) They are telling him to run until he is free.
(d) They are asking him to free them.

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 so weak that he cannot shoot anyone.
(d) He is saving his last silver bullet for himself.

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

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

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

15. 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 throws the last of his clothing away.
(c) He shoots at the slave owners.
(d) He shoots at the prosecutor and judge.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. How are the figures positioned in the vision Emperor Jones sees in the fifth forest scene?

4. Where does Lem say he got his silver bullet?

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

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