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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What apparition does Emperor Jones see in this fourth forest scene?
(a) A slave uprising.
(b) A trial in court.
(c) A prison scene.
(d) A slave auction.

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

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

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

6. 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.

7. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

13. Whose help does Emperor Jones ask for in his final vision?
(a) The witch doctor.
(b) Smithers.
(c) Lem.
(d) The Lord.

14. Who enters the sixth forest scene with Emperor Jones?
(a) Smithers.
(b) The natives.
(c) The witch doctor.
(d) Jeff.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Is the apparition in the fourth forest scene from Emperor Jones' past?

2. What wrongdoing does Emperor Jones admit to in the fourth forest scene?

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?

4. Which term describes the tone of the fourth forest scene?

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

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