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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How is Emperor Jones killed?
(a) With pistol shots.
(b) With rifle shots.
(c) He shoots himself.
(d) With machine guns.

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

3. What is the irony at the end of Emperor Jones?
(a) Jones had run away from imprisonment in America, and then he died of his freedom in the West Indies.
(b) Jones had always claimed to be immortal, but the natives threatened his life and he showed them that he was afraid of death.
(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.

4. How does Emperor Jones feel when he enters the sixth forest scene?
(a) He recognizes the site and he is terrified.
(b) He is confused and does not know where he is.
(c) He is disoriented and delirious, laughing hysterically.
(d) He thinks he is back in America standing trial.

5. What has changed about Emperor Jones' appearance as the fifth forest scene begins?
(a) His pants are so tattered that he seems to be wearing only a loincloth.
(b) He is beginning to resemble a native cheiftan.
(c) He looks like a native god.
(d) He is practically naked because his clothes are so tattered.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What does the setting in the fifth forest scene represent?

3. What does Smithers have difficulty believing in the final scene?

4. What does Emperor Jones see in the fifth forest scene?

5. What is the significance of the silver bullet?

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