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 of the following is the dominant theme of the play?
(a) Impact of ethnicity on violence.
(b) Relationships in groups.
(c) Prejudice.
(d) Justice vs. Injustice.

2. 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 fact that the old man was hearing impaired and wore glasses.
(b) The fact that a similar weapon was easily available and that the old man might have been lying.
(c) The arguments of Juror Eight and Juror Nine.
(d) The realization that the woman wears glasses and she saw the murder through the train.

3. What comment by Juror Ten reveals his prejudice?
(a) He has lived among people "like the defendant" and they cannot be trusted.
(b) He dislikes all Caucasians.
(c) He dislikes all foreigners.
(d) He dislikes all people who are not of his racial background.

4. Which juror directly asks the three jurors who most recently changed their votes to give their reasons for doing so?
(a) The foreman.
(b) Juror Four
(c) Juror Ten
(d) Juror Three.

5. How do some members of the jury respond to those who disagree?
(a) With ostracism and ridicule.
(b) With contradictions.
(c) With an open mind.
(d) With additional questions.

Short Answer Questions

1. What conclusions about the defendant's intelligence is the jury led to by the reasoning in which one juror engages in Act III?

2. What do some of the jurors do in Act III to try to find out the timing of the events reported on the night of the murder?

3. What reason does the juror who changes his mind give for doing so?

4. What is the outcome of the "different" vote suggested by the dissenting voter?

5. Based on the impact of their testimony on the jury, who are the two most important witnesses?

(see the answer key)

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