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. Which juror accuses the juror who is adamant that he will not see the defendant set free of wanting to be the defendant's executioner?
(a) Juror Eight.
(b) Juror Nine.
(c) Juror Five.
(d) Juror four.

2. After eleven jurors vote "guilty" and one juror votes "not guilty", what process do the jurors decide on in order to resolve the matter?
(a) They decide to re-examine the evidence.
(b) They decide that the eleven men should each take a turn to explain to the dissenting juror why he is wrong.
(c) They decide to separate into two groups and discuss different aspects of the evidence.
(d) They decide to take in a verdict of "undecided".

3. Who jams the murder weapon into the wall?
(a) The foreman.
(b) Juror Nine.
(c) Juror four.
(d) Juror Eight.

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

5. How does Juror Eight capitalize on the error made by Juror Three in threatening to kill him?
(a) He asks the other jurors if they think that Juror Three would really kill him.
(b) He asks Juror Three whether he really means that.
(c) He asks Juror Three if he would really kill him.
(d) He tells the other jurors "See? He said what he didn't mean."

Short Answer Questions

1. Where was the old man witness when he saw the defendant running down the stairs?

2. As they seek to progress towards resolution, what do the individual jurors have to do in order to carefully analyze the facts of the case?

3. What impact does the jurors' discovery in Act III about the timing of the events have on some jurors?

4. What significant information about the impact of an el train does the juror who used to live near it share?

5. What literary device is used by the writer when he allows Juror Three to prove something to the jurors that is exactly opposite to what he would have wanted?

(see the answer key)

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