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 two jurors are moved by the discovery about the timing involved in the old man's story?
(a) Jurors Ten and Twelve.
(b) The foreman and Juror Six.
(c) The foreman and Juror Four.
(d) Juror Two and Six.

2. What is the defendant's alibi?
(a) He claims to have been at the store.
(b) He claims to have been hanging out with his friends.
(c) He claims to have been at the ball game.
(d) He claims to have been at the movies.

3. What impact does the discussion about a detail regarding the crucial witness discussed in Act III have on the jurors?
(a) Juror Three and Juror Ten conclude there is reasonable doubt.
(b) Juror Four and Juror Three conclude there is reasonable doubt.
(c) Juror Four and Juror Ten conclude there is reasonable doubt.
(d) Two jurors change their "not guilty" votes back to "guilty".

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

5. What conclusions about the defendant's intelligence is the jury led to by the reasoning in which one juror engages in Act III?
(a) He would have to be dumb.
(b) He would have to be both smart and dumb.
(c) He is neither smart nor dumb.
(d) He would have to be smart.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Juror Eight get the others to realize that the defendant might not have killed his father although he said "I'm gonna kill you"?

2. What literary device is used by the writer to create a high level of interest in the play by presenting the strongly contending views of the jurors?

3. What significant words does a juror use in response to the angry outburst of the juror who explodes in Act III?

4. According to the juror who has witnessed many knife fights, how would the wound have been inflicted by an experienced fighter?

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

(see the answer key)

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