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. How does Juror Four challenge the defendant's alibi?
(a) The ticket collector at the game does not remember the defendent
(b) The defendant can give no details about what he claims to have been doing.
(c) The defendant cannot name the friend he was with.
(d) Noone saw the defendant.

2. Where was the victim wounded?
(a) In the stomach.
(b) In the chest.
(c) In the head.
(d) In the face.

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

4. Why does the dissenting juror insist they should spend time examining the evidence in detail?
(a) He is not certain that the defendant is guilty.
(b) He believes the witnesses are unreliable.
(c) He believes that the defendant is innocent.
(d) He believes the presentation of the case is prejudiced.

5. Which of the following phrases best describes the atmosphere that prevails throughout the play?
(a) Argumentative and hostile.
(b) Emotional and argumentative.
(c) Hostile and emotional.
(d) Tense and emotional.

Short Answer Questions

1. What principle is supposed to guide the composition of a jury in relation to the defendant?

2. Who is the antagonist in the play?

3. What attribute is consistently demonstrated by Juror Eight which helps the other jurors to unravel the case?

4. What do the attempts of the jurors in Act III to confirm the time of the actual murder prove?

5. What is the setting in which the reader first meets the twelve characters who give the play its name?

(see the answer key)

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