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. What does Act iI suggest about the reliability of some witnesses in a trial?
(a) They are prone to confusion when questioned by legal experts.
(b) They can be influenced by personal experiences with criminals.
(c) They may be well-intentioned but unreliable.
(d) They want to be famous.

2. What does Juror Three convey to the jurors by his insistence of the defendant's guilt?
(a) That he has personal feelings against the defendant.
(b) That no amount of evidence is likely to make him change his mind.
(c) That he has personal feelings against the other jurors.
(d) That he has had a family member killed.

3. Which juror asks the guard to bring in the murder weapon for closer examination?
(a) Juror Nine.
(b) The foreman.
(c) Juror Eight.
(d) Juror Three.

4. What literary device is used by the writer to create a high level of interest in the play by presenting the strongly contending views of the jurors?
(a) Dialogue.
(b) Antithesis.
(c) Tension.
(d) Conflict.

5. According to one witness, where in the apartment building did the murder occur?
(a) On the staircase.
(b) Downstairs.
(c) Upstairs.
(d) On the landing.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Juror Three justify his assertion that the defendant must have meant it when he said "I'm going to kill you"?

2. What attribute is consistently demonstrated by Juror Eight which helps the other jurors to unravel the case?

3. What do the actions of Juror Nine in Act II reveal about his character?

4. Apart from the defendant, who was arrested for handling a weapon?

5. What reason does the juror who changes his mind give for doing so?

(see the answer key)

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