Twelve Angry Men Quiz | One Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Act III.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What new information does Juror Four provide that sheds light on the deliberations?
(a) There are no fingerprints on the doorknob, so the killer must have taken time to wipe it clean.
(b) That the floor was wiped clean of blood.
(c) That the murder weapon had no fingerprints, so the killer must have wiped it clean.
(d) That the killer took a long time cleaning up the murder scene.

2. According to the discussion, what kind of relationship exists between the victim and the defendant?
(a) A violent relationship with frequent fights.
(b) A relationship of bitterness and resentment.
(c) A good relationship even though there are occasional quarrels.
(d) A distant relationship with little communication.

3. How does the dissenting juror explain the defendant's record of violence?
(a) He says the defendant has been wayward because of bad company.
(b) He says the defendant has an abusive father who has beaten him since he was a young boy.
(c) He says the defendant was left by his mother as a child.
(d) He says the defendant has been conditioned this way by living in the ghetto.

4. How does the vote stand at the end of the discussion about the testimony of the crucial witness in Act III?
(a) Another juror joins the two who changed their vote.
(b) Two jurors hold out on their "guilty" votes.
(c) The jury arrives at a consensus.
(d) One juror stands alone.

5. What does the crucial eyewitness in Act III claim about the events surrounding the murder?
(a) The witness claims to have seen the old man fall.
(b) The witness claims to have looked out the window and seen the murder.
(c) The witness claims to have heard the body fall.
(d) The witness claims to have seen the defendant running down the corridor.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Juror Eight's participation in the altercation with Juror Three differ from his usual approach?

2. What is the central dilemma facing the protagonist in the early stages of the play?

3. What does the verdict from the second vote among jurors prove?

4. Which juror introduces questions about the defendant's intelligence?

5. Why does the dissenting juror insist they should spend time examining the evidence in detail?

(see the answer key)

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