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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Act III.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What does the behavior of most of the jurors demonstrate about the decisions reached by juries?
(a) They only reach verdicts after protracted arguments and conflict.
(b) They might be affected by factors that have nothing to do with the evidence.
(c) If at least one juror is reliable, the others can be influenced.
(d) They are always reliable.
2. How does the defendant account for the fact that after the murder he does not have the weapon he bought?
(a) He says he left it at his friend's house.
(b) He says it was stolen.
(c) He says it must have fallen through a hole in his coat pocket.
(d) He says he lost it at the football game.
3. What sentence must the defendant face if proven guilty?
(a) Life imprisonment without possibility of parole.
(b) The death penalty.
(c) At least thirty years imprisonment.
(d) Life imprisonment with the possibility of parole.
4. According to the juror who used to live by the el train, how long would the train take to pass a particular point?
(a) About 5 seconds.
(b) About 20 seconds.
(c) About 15 seconds.
(d) About 10 seconds.
5. What significant words does a juror use in response to the angry outburst of the juror who explodes in Act III?
(a) He promises to buy him a drink.
(b) He threatens to throw him from the window.
(c) He threatens to split his skull.
(d) He threatens to hit him.
Short Answer Questions
1. What do the attempts of the jurors in Act III to confirm the time of the actual murder prove?
2. How does Juror Eight capitalize on the error made by Juror Three in threatening to kill him?
3. After eleven jurors vote "guilty" and one juror votes "not guilty", what process do the jurors decide on in order to resolve the matter?
4. Which of the following phrases best describes the atmosphere that prevails throughout the play?
5. What is the central dilemma facing the protagonist in the early stages of the play?
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