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

2. Based on the developments of Act II, what are the jurors on their way to proving?
(a) That they all agree.
(b) That they discussed the case thoroughly.
(c) That they can prove someone else committed the murder.
(d) That there is reasonable doubt about the defendant's guilt.

3. What two reasons cause a juror to believe there is reasonable doubt about the defendant's guilt after adding doubts about the old man's testimony to earlier discussions about the murder?
(a) The arguments of Juror Eight and Juror Nine.
(b) The fact that a similar weapon was easily available and that the old man might have been lying.
(c) The fact that the old man was hearing impaired and wore glasses.
(d) The realization that the woman wears glasses and she saw the murder through the train.

4. What important information about the jurors' behavior becomes evident during their deliberations in Act II?
(a) Their judgment is affected by their own personal experiences and values.
(b) They do not pay much attention to the facts.
(c) They are not interested in justice.
(d) They are influenced by the judge's instructions.

5. Where was the victim wounded?
(a) In the chest.
(b) In the head.
(c) In the stomach.
(d) In the face.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does this experience among the jurors demonstrate about group behavior?

2. In what process does the defendant ask questions of the prosecution's witnesses?

3. How does the involvement of the jury in acting out and assessing the allegations of the old man compare with their earlier attitude towards the evidence?

4. Who jams the murder weapon into the wall?

5. Which juror admits to having changed his vote?

(see the answer key)

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