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. What literary device is used by the writer when he allows Juror Three to prove something to the jurors that is exactly opposite to what he would have wanted?
(a) Irony.
(b) Conflict.
(c) Symbolism.
(d) Metaphor.

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

3. What is the result of the vote taken early in Act III about the process in which the jurors are engaged?
(a) They decide to deliberate in separate groups; those voting "guilty" and those voting "not guilty".
(b) They decide to turn in a "hung jury" verdict.
(c) They decide to request a conference with the judge.
(d) They decide to continue deliberating.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. When asking the reason for the change in their votes in Act III, what does a juror point out to the other jurors?

2. Which of the following phrases best describes the protagonist?

3. How does the prosecution help to establish for the jury that the eyewitness was in a position to see the murder?

4. Which juror admits to having changed his vote?

5. State two ways in which the group tries to ensure conformity to the majority view.

(see the answer key)

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