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. Why does a juror change his vote after the discussion in Act II about the defendant's words?
(a) He believes the whole jury is going to change.
(b) He is from the ghetto and believes the defendant has been the victim of prejudice.
(c) He says there is now reasonable doubt.
(d) Juror Eight proves that people often say things they don't mean.

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

3. Which juror is an immigrant to the United States?
(a) Juror Seven.
(b) Juror Nine.
(c) Juror Four.
(d) Juror Eleven.

4. What two reasons cause a juror to believe there is reasonable doubt about the defendant's guilt after adding doubts about the old man's testimony to earlier discussions about the murder?
(a) The arguments of Juror Eight and Juror Nine.
(b) The fact that a similar weapon was easily available and that the old man might have been lying.
(c) The realization that the woman wears glasses and she saw the murder through the train.
(d) The fact that the old man was hearing impaired and wore glasses.

5. Apart from the action of the dissenting juror in Act 1, what other contributions from a juror suggest there is at least one other juror willing to stand up against the behavior of others?
(a) A juror rebukes Juror Ten for his racist comment.
(b) The foreman orders the jurors to be orderly.
(c) Juror Six says America is a free country.
(d) Juror One says people are free to disagree.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which juror asks the guard to bring in the murder weapon for closer examination?

2. What two types of prejudice are evident in the comments of some of the jurors during Act 1?

3. Which juror says he would change his vote if he could find one reason to make him question the defendant's guilt?

4. According to the defendant, why did he buy the alleged murder weapon?

5. Who is the antagonist in the play?

(see the answer key)

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