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) Juror Eight proves that people often say things they don't mean.
(b) He says there is now reasonable doubt.
(c) He is from the ghetto and believes the defendant has been the victim of prejudice.
(d) He believes the whole jury is going to change.

2. What important observation does Juror Two make about the testimony concerning the wound to the victim?
(a) He doubts that it would be at an upward angle if inflicted by the defendant.
(b) He doubts that it could have been inflicted by the weapon presented.
(c) He doubts that it would have taken a while for the victim to die.
(d) He doubts that it would be at a downward angle if inflicted by the defendant.

3. Why was the alleged eyewitness awake at the time of the murder?
(a) It was a stormy night.
(b) It was cold.
(c) It was too hot to sleep.
(d) It was noisy because of the train.

4. What does the behavior of most of the jurors demonstrate about the decisions reached by juries?
(a) If at least one juror is reliable, the others can be influenced.
(b) They are always reliable.
(c) They only reach verdicts after protracted arguments and conflict.
(d) They might be affected by factors that have nothing to do with the evidence.

5. Why does the dissenting juror challenge the fact that other jurors are willing to take the alleged eyewitness' word when they would not accept the defendant's word?
(a) Because they assert that all people from the defendant's community are liars and the eyewitness is from the area.
(b) Because the eyewitness belongs to the same ethnic group.
(c) Because the eyewitness belongs to the same family as the victim.
(d) Because they assert that the eyewitness was unreliable.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Juror Eight help to lead the others to a logical conclusion about the eyewitness discussed in Act III?

2. 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?

3. What important fact does Juror Three point out about something the defendant purchased on the day of the murder?

4. Based on the play, what two big dangers are associated with leaving the fate of a defendant in the hands of a jury?

5. What source of information from the trial do the jurors use to help them estimate the time of the events surrounding the murder?

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