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 many days has the trial been going on when the jurors begin their deliberations?
(a) Five days.
(b) Seven days.
(c) Three days.
(d) Six days.

2. What is the major cause of the conflict that develops among the jurors?
(a) Contending views about the fairness of the trial.
(b) Contending views about the guilt or innocence of the defendant.
(c) They are tired and hungry.
(d) Contending views about the reliability of the witnesses.

3. Which juror rebukes Juror Ten for his racist comment?
(a) Juror Eight.
(b) The foreman.
(c) Juror Seven.
(d) Juror Nine.

4. How do the jurors try to get an accurate estimate of the time of the events described by the old man?
(a) They ask the foreman to read over the transcript.
(b) They act out the scene in the jury room and time the different events that the old man described.
(c) They ask each juror to explain exactly what he heard the old man say.
(d) They ask for detailed information from the notes of the trial.

5. What is "the burden of proof"?
(a) The responsibility of the jury to come up with the right verdict.
(b) The responsibility of proving one's innocence.
(c) The principle stating the defendant does not have to prove anything but the prosecution must prove guilt.
(d) The responsibility of the judge in proving guilt or innocence.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. Which juror shares the experience of living near the track of an el train?

4. Why is it clear from the dissenting juror's action that anyone could have had a weapon similar to the murder weapon?

5. How does the dissenting juror feel about the job done by the lawyer for the defendant?

(see the answer key)

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