Twelve Angry Men Quiz | Two Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Act II.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. After the knife discussion, how do the other jurors pressure the dissenting juror to make him change his vote?
(a) They say he is the only one and they will return a "hung jury" verdict.
(b) They suggest that he is not intelligent enough to understand the evidence.
(c) They suggest that he is inferior because he is from the ghetto.
(d) They suggest that he is on the side of law breakers.

2. Of what is Juror Eight accused by an angry juror after others begin to change their votes in Act II?
(a) Of trying to be a lawyer.
(b) Of bullying.
(c) Of defending wrongdoers.
(d) Of being a "bleeding heart" trying to spare a ghetto kid.

3. How does Juror Nine justify his insights about the old man?
(a) He explains that loneliness and loss of family cause old people to imagine things.
(b) He explains that old people who are tired of being insignificant often tell lies.
(c) He explains that old people who are tired of being insignificant often convince themselves to believe what is not true.
(d) He explains that old people get lonely and make up stories.

4. What does Juror Eight explain to the juror who asks who killed the man if it was not the defendant?
(a) That he doesn't understand how juries work.
(b) That he can raise that question after they have decided on this defendant.
(c) That this jury's job is to decide whether this defendant is guilty, not to consider any other suspect.
(d) That he did not listen carefully to the judge's instructions.

5. How does the defendant account for the fact that after the murder he does not have the weapon he bought?
(a) He says he left it at his friend's house.
(b) He says it was stolen.
(c) He says he lost it at the football game.
(d) He says it must have fallen through a hole in his coat pocket.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which two jurors are moved by the discovery that the old man would have taken longer than he said to move from his bed to the door after hearing the noise upstairs?

2. What two types of prejudice are evident in the comments of some of the jurors during Act 1?

3. Where was the old man witness when he saw the defendant running down the stairs?

4. What does Juror Nine observe about the old man witness, which leads to his insights about his life?

5. How old was the defendant when he lost his mother?

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