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. At what time of year does the jury in Twelve Angry Men meet to hear testimony and determine a verdict?
(a) Spring.
(b) Winter.
(c) Autumn.
(d) Summer.

2. What attribute is consistently demonstrated by Juror Eight which helps the other jurors to unravel the case?
(a) Arrogance.
(b) Careful attention to details.
(c) The ability to argue.
(d) Knowledge of law.

3. On what else do the jurors vote on early in Act III?
(a) On whether they should request the judge's guidance.
(b) On whether they should select a new foreman.
(c) On whether they should request more evidence.
(d) On whether they should declare themselves a hung jury.

4. What is the main outcome of this discussion about the words spoken by the defendant?
(a) Juror Three changes his vote to "not guilty".
(b) Juror Nine changes his vote back to "guilty".
(c) Juror Five changes his vote to "not guilty".
(d) Juror Three gets into a rage and accuses the others of defending a criminal.

5. After getting a more accurate timing of the events described by the old man, what do the jurors realize?
(a) It takes 39 seconds to get to a certain point which the old man said took 10 seconds.
(b) It takes 42 seconds to get to a certain point which the old man said took 10 seconds.
(c) It takes more time than the old man said to move from his bed to the window.
(d) It takes 50 seconds to get to a certain point which the old man said took10 seconds.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why is the decision making process conducted by a group more complex than one that is made by just an individual?

2. How does Juror Eight capitalize on the error made by Juror Three in threatening to kill him?

3. Which juror directly asks the three jurors who most recently changed their votes to give their reasons for doing so?

4. How do some members of the jury respond to those who disagree?

5. In what process does the defendant ask questions of the prosecution's witnesses?

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