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 does the progress of the discussion in Act II affect the behavior of the group of jurors?
(a) The jurors begin to take the defendant more seriously.
(b) The jurors begin to listen to Juror Eight.
(c) The jurors continue to hurry towards a conclusion.
(d) As a group, the jurors develop insights that they could not have individually.

2. How does the dissenting juror suggest that the jury should proceed instead of declaring a "hung" jury?
(a) He suggests they deliberate further.
(b) He suggests the eleven men vote again while he abstains; if one of the eleven votes "not guilty" they should discuss the case further.
(c) He suggests they ask for additional evidence.
(d) He suggests they all take a new vote.

3. Which juror says he would change his vote if he could find one reason to make him question the defendant's guilt?
(a) Juror Seven.
(b) Juror Ten.
(c) Juror Four.
(d) Juror Two.

4. What do the actions of Juror Nine in Act II reveal about his character?
(a) He is afraid of Juror Eight.
(b) He believes the defendant is innocent.
(c) He is willing to stand up for his beliefs in spite of pressure.
(d) He has thought about the evidence.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Which juror is adamant that he will not see the defendant set free?

2. What important facts are revealed about the circumstances of the defendant's life by the juror who votes "not guilty" in the first round of voting?

3. How do the other jurors react when one of them reacts explosively after the discussion about the defendant's intelligence?

4. As Act II progresses, how does Juror Three's attitude contrast with the attitude of Juror Four?

5. What sentence must the defendant face if proven guilty?

(see the answer key)

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