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. Apart from the action of the dissenting juror in Act 1, what other contributions from a juror suggest there is at least one other juror willing to stand up against the behavior of others?
(a) Juror One says people are free to disagree.
(b) A juror rebukes Juror Ten for his racist comment.
(c) The foreman orders the jurors to be orderly.
(d) Juror Six says America is a free country.

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

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

4. 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.

5. At what age was the defendant in reform school?
(a) Thirteen.
(b) Sixteen.
(c) Fourteen.
(d) Fifteen.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Juror Eight's participation in the altercation with Juror Three differ from his usual approach?

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

3. What kind of man is the dissenting juror?

4. What does Act iI suggest about the reliability of some witnesses in a trial?

5. In the acting out of the old man's movements from his bed to the door, which juror plays the role of the old man?

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