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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How have the natives triumphed by the end of the play?
(a) They have overcome their superstitious beliefs.
(b) They have escaped from voodoo by killing the witch doctor.
(c) They have killed a tyrant.
(d) They have mastered the art of stone carving.

2. How are the figures positioned in the vision Emperor Jones sees in the fifth forest scene?
(a) They are seated with their backs against the forest walls.
(b) They are huddled together in a mass.
(c) They surround Jones like a hostile mob.
(d) They are stacked the way slaves were stacked on slave ships.

3. What is the significance of the silver bullet?
(a) Slaves had used silver bullets to kill slave owners in an earlier revolt.
(b) Superstition required a silver bullet to kill the crocodile god Emperor Jones represented.
(c) Emperor Jones had claimed that it was the only thing that could kill him.
(d) The natives believe that emperors could only be killed by silver bullets.

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

5. Is the apparition in the fourth forest scene from Emperor Jones' past?
(a) Yes, it recalls the time when he was sold at auction.
(b) No, it is an ancestral vision.
(c) No, it is Lem's vision of a blood sacrifice.
(d) Yes, it recalls the time he spent on a chain gang.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. How does the beat of the tom-tom change at the end of Act 1, Scene 5?

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

4. What does Emperor Jones do when he comes on stage in the fourth forest scene?

5. What structure predominates over the sixth forest scene?

(see the answer keys)

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