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) Prejudice.
(c) Relationships in groups.
(d) Justice vs. Injustice.

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

3. In the beginning of the deliberations, how do most of the jurors demonstrate a lack of seriousness about their role as jurors?
(a) They are concerned about how the trial has kept them from attending to their own interests.
(b) They are casual in their discussions.
(c) They read the newspaper.
(d) They do not pay attention to the details.

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

5. To what aspect of the evidence do Juror Three and Four return after the discussion about the defendant's intelligence and the taking of the vote?
(a) They say the most crucial witness is the woman across the street.
(b) They say the most crucial witness is the defendant.
(c) They say the most crucial witness is the policeman who described the murder scene.
(d) They say the most crucial witness is the old man whose testimony they previously discussed.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What is "the burden of proof"?

3. What does Juror Eleven assert in defense of the result of the second vote?

4. Which juror introduces questions about the defendant's intelligence?

5. Where is the bed of the crucial eyewitness discussed in Act III?

(see the answer key)

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