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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 about the thing he throws into the bushes in the fourth forest scene?
(a) He is sad to give up his gun because he has no more bullets.
(b) He is relieved to throw away his shirt because it is wet.
(c) He is glad to be rid of his jacket, which is no longer useful.
(d) He is reluctant to lose his shoes, which were once patent leather.

2. Which term describes the tone of the fourth forest scene?
(a) Satyr play.
(b) Fantasy.
(c) Nightmare.
(d) Spectacle.

3. What has the forest come to symbolize over the course of the five forest scenes so far?
(a) The chaos at the heart of the universe.
(b) Emperor Jones' racial history.
(c) The redemptive fecundity of nature.
(d) The darkness in the heart of men.

4. How is the apparition in the fourth forest scene different from the previous apparitions?
(a) The apparition is not dispelled with a gunshot.
(b) The apparition is not from Emperor Jones' personal experience.
(c) This apparition unfolds backwards in time.
(d) This apparation takes place underwater.

5. What is the significance of Emperor Jones dispelling his final vision?
(a) He does not have anything left to protect himself with.
(b) He has chosen to die for his sins.
(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.

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

7. Which literary term describes the apparition in the fourth forest scene?
(a) Foreshadowing.
(b) Symbolism.
(c) Flashback.
(d) Ancestral memory.

8. Whose help does Emperor Jones ask for in the fourth forest scene?
(a) God's.
(b) Lem's.
(c) Smithers'.
(d) Jeff's.

9. Where does Lem say he got his silver bullet?
(a) The natives bought it from traders.
(b) The natives recovered it from the forest.
(c) The natives stole it from Emperor Jones.
(d) The natives melted down money.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. What is the irony of the silver bullet?

4. What does the vision Emperor Jones sees in the fourth forest scene tell us about the development of the play?

5. Whose experience is Emperor Jones envisioning in the fifth forest scene?

(see the answer keys)

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