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

2. Where does the fifth forest scene open?
(a) In the palace.
(b) At a crossroads in the forest.
(c) In a clearing in the forest.
(d) In an overgrown part of the forest.

3. 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) Syncopation.
(b) Dissonance.
(c) Harmony.
(d) Cacophony.

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

5. How is Emperor Jones killed?
(a) He shoots himself.
(b) With machine guns.
(c) With pistol shots.
(d) With rifle shots.

6. What does Emperor Jones feel when he realizes his part in the vision he sees in the fourth forest scene?
(a) Vengeful.
(b) Repentant.
(c) Desperate.
(d) Powerful.

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

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

9. Someone enters the sixth forest scene with Emperor Jones. What does that figure represent to Emperor Jones?
(a) Divine forgiveness.
(b) The forces of evil.
(c) The spirit of the earth.
(d) The spirit of justice.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the other figure in the sixth forest scene with Emperor Jones intend to do?

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

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

4. Who is the first character to enter in the final scene?

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

(see the answer keys)

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