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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Emperor Jones do to make Jeff disappear?
(a) Dances around it.
(b) Begs for forgiveness.
(c) Yells at it.
(d) Shoots at it.

2. Of the people Emperor Jones sees in his vision in Act 1, Scene 4, one is in charge. What does he carry?
(a) A shovel.
(b) Dice.
(c) A pick.
(d) A whip.

3. What does Emperor Jones do when he is invited, with a gesture, to join the figures he sees in the third forest scene?
(a) He takes off his clothes.
(b) He picks up an imaginary shovel.
(c) He shoots at the figures.
(d) He leads the other prisoners in a revolt.

4. Emperor Jones sees a group of figures in Act 1, Scene 4. What happens when Emperor Jones shoots at the leader?
(a) The natives find him and chase him.
(b) Smithers brings him food.
(c) The apparition disappears.
(d) Jeff returns on the side of the stage.

5. Emperor Jones sees a group of figures in Act 1, Scene 4. Which literary term describes Emperor Jones' speech to the figures he sees?
(a) Dialogue.
(b) Apostrophe.
(c) Soliloquy.
(d) Interrogation.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Emperor Jones tell himself at the beginning of the third forest scene?

2. What is the first thing Emperor Jones asks Smithers?

3. What does Emperor Jones' flight recall to him?

4. Which literary device is employed in this first forest scene?

5. How does Jeff's appearance affect Jones' flight?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the cue for the formless fears to appear?

2. List two interpretations of Jones' vision in the fourth forest scene.

3. What is the significance of Emperor Jones' clothing in the fifth forest scene?

4. How does Emperor Jones' appearance change in the third forest scene?

5. What does Emperor Jones do when he sees Jeff?

6. How does Jones break the spell of the apparition in the fifth forest scene?

7. What effect does Emperor Jones create by stripping off his clothes?

8. Describe Jeff's appearance in the second forest scene.

9. Describe Emperor Jones' appearance in the fifth forest scene.

10. What effect do the formless fears have on Emperor Jones?

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