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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Where does the fourth forest scene begin?
(a) In a cave.
(b) A crossroads in the plain.
(c) In front of the palace.
(d) A clearing in the forest.

2. Where does Emperor Jones go at the end of the fourth forest scene?
(a) Back to the palace.
(b) Into a cave.
(c) To the port.
(d) Back into the forest.

3. 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 the buyer and seller bidding on him.
(c) He shoots at the slave owners.
(d) He throws the last of his clothing away.

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

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

6. What can we gather from the fact that Emperor Jones does not shoot anyone in the apparition in the fifth forest scene?
(a) He is saving his last silver bullet for himself.
(b) The figures' despair is ongoing.
(c) He is so weak that he cannot shoot anyone.
(d) He is strong enough that he can escape without a gun.

7. How does Emperor Jones feel at the beginning of the fifth forest scene?
(a) Triumphant.
(b) Free.
(c) Delirious.
(d) Exhausted.

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

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

10. 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.

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

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

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

14. What is the irony of the silver bullet?
(a) It ends the natives' oppression, but now they are murderers.
(b) It started as money and ended the natives' poverty.
(c) It cost the natives money to make it, but it saves them money as well.
(d) It liberates the natives, but kills Emperor Jones.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What structure predominates over the sixth forest scene?

3. Whose help does Emperor Jones ask for in his final vision?

4. Which literary term describes a plot in which two characters effectively change places?

5. What are the figures saying in Emperor Jones' vision in the fifth forest scene?

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