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 is the reason for Juror Two's doubts about the wound?
(a) The time it took for the victim to die.
(b) The difference in weight between the defendant and the victim.
(c) The way in which the blood splattered.
(d) The difference in height between the defendant and the victim.

2. Based on the impact of their testimony on the jury, who are the two most important witnesses?
(a) An old man who lives in the victim's apartment and a woman who lives across the street.
(b) The policeman and the doctor.
(c) An old man across the street and a woman downstairs.
(d) A young boy next door and his mother.

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

4. What is a hung jury?
(a) One in which the foreman cannot control the jurors.
(b) One in which the jurors cannot reach a unanimous verdict.
(c) One in which the evidence is inconclusive.
(d) One in which the jurors recommend hanging.

5. How does Juror Eight's participation in the altercation with Juror Three differ from his usual approach?
(a) It shows he hates Juror Three.
(b) It shows he is capable of anger in spite of his usual sober analysis.
(c) It shows he has a temper, too.
(d) It shows he is capable of violence.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the crucial eyewitness in Act III claim about the events surrounding the murder?

2. On what else do the jurors vote on early in Act III?

3. What important information about the jurors' behavior becomes evident during their deliberations in Act II?

4. 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?

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?

(see the answer key)

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