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. 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?
(a) Forget their personal experiences.
(b) Listen to the dissenting voter.
(c) Re-examine the evidence.
(d) Overcome their own personal feelings about the defendant.

2. What action follows the vote that the jurors take after discussing the defendant's intelligence?
(a) A juror says they should pay no attention to the points about the defendant's intelligence.
(b) A juror attacks the juror who brought up the issue of intelligence.
(c) A juror launches into a vicious attack on the members of the defendant's ethic group.
(d) A juror suggests that they re-examine the evidence to come to a definite conclusion.

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

4. To what age group does the defendant belong?
(a) He is a teenager.
(b) He is in his thirties.
(c) He is middle-aged.
(d) He is in his early twenties.

5. 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?
(a) They re-examine the photographs presented in court.
(b) They re-examine the drawing of the murder scene.
(c) They re-examine the transcripts from the witnesses.
(d) They act out the events to determine how long different actions would have taken the killer.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does the prosecution help to establish for the jury that the eyewitness was in a position to see the murder?

2. Which of the following phrases best describes the protagonist?

3. Which juror asks the guard to bring in the murder weapon for closer examination?

4. What is the major cause of the conflict that develops among the jurors?

5. Why is the murder weapon jammed into the wall?

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