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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What kind of help does Emperor Jones ask for in the fourth forest scene?
(a) Alliance with powerful political allies.
(b) Food.
(c) Forgiveness.
(d) More bullets.

3. 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) The apparition is not dispelled with a gunshot.
(c) This apparation takes place underwater.
(d) This apparition unfolds backwards in time.

4. Who does Emperor Jones stand in for in the fourth forest scene?
(a) All slave buyers.
(b) All black American men.
(c) All black men.
(d) All slaves.

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

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

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

8. Whose experience is Emperor Jones envisioning in the fifth forest scene?
(a) Smithers'.
(b) His ancestors'.
(c) Jeff's.
(d) His own.

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

10. 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 finally overcome all of the things that could hurt him.
(c) He has been reduced to the level of the natives who are looking for him.
(d) He has chosen to die for his sins.

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

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

13. 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 practically on stage.
(d) It is getting quieter and quieter.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Emperor Jones feel about the thing he throws into the bushes in the fourth forest scene?

2. How has time progressed in Emperor Jones' first five visions?

3. How is Emperor Jones killed?

4. Which rhetorical term describes Emperor Jones' request for assistance?

5. How does the tone of the fifth forest scene change?

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