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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does the other figure in the sixth forest scene with Emperor Jones intend to do?
(a) Slit Emperor Jones' throat with a razor.
(b) Make a sacrifice to a crocodile.
(c) Take Emperor Jones home and take care of him.
(d) Return Emperor Jones to a village in Africa.

2. What does Emperor Jones do when he comes on stage in the fourth forest scene?
(a) Talk about killing himself.
(b) Shoot the rebellious natives.
(c) Sit on a stump and put his head in his hands.
(d) Stalk around the stage, making threats.

3. What does Smithers have difficulty believing in the final scene?
(a) That Jones evaded Lem and his soldiers all night.
(b) That Jones ever positioned himself to rule over the natives.
(c) That he himself had not been emperor in Jones' place.
(d) That Lem and his soldiers have been tracking Emperor Jones all night.

4. Which term describes the development of the plot of Emperor Jones?
(a) Comedy.
(b) Kuntzleroman.
(c) Tragedy.
(d) Bildungsroman.

5. 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 the buyer and seller bidding on him.
(c) He shoots at the slave owners.
(d) He shoots at the prosecutor and judge.

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

7. How does the tone of the fifth forest scene change?
(a) From exhaustion to exhilaration.
(b) From despair to abject horror.
(c) From despair to redemptive ancestor-pride.
(d) From dread to misery.

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

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

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

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

12. 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 finally overcome all of the things that could hurt him.
(d) He has been reduced to the level of the natives who are looking for him.

13. Which rhetorical term describes Emperor Jones' request for assistance?
(a) Declamation.
(b) Dissimilation.
(c) Supplication.
(d) Peroration.

14. The fact that Emperor Jones is killed by a silver bullet made from money is a form of what?
(a) Catharsis.
(b) Irony.
(c) Foreshadowing.
(d) Epiphany.

15. Is Emperor Jones moving any closer to freedom in the fifth forest scene?
(a) No.
(b) He is losing freedom, but gaining wisdom.
(c) Yes.
(d) He is trading freedom for responsibility.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What kind of help does Emperor Jones ask for in the fourth forest scene?

3. What is the state of Emperor Jones' clothing as the fourth forest scene begins?

4. What kind of drama is Emperor Jones?

5. How did the natives 'do right by' Emperor Jones?

(see the answer keys)

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