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. Which juror is adamant that he will not see the defendant set free?
(a) Juror Six.
(b) Juror Ten.
(c) Juror Three.
(d) The foreman.

2. Based on the impact of their testimony on the jury, who are the two most important witnesses?
(a) A young boy next door and his mother.
(b) The policeman and the doctor.
(c) An old man across the street and a woman downstairs.
(d) An old man who lives in the victim's apartment and a woman who lives across the street.

3. Why is the decision making process conducted by a group more complex than one that is made by just an individual?
(a) In a group there are many contending personalities and views.
(b) It takes time for everyone to express personal views in a group.
(c) It is not more complex, it just takes longer.
(d) People influence each other in a group.

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

5. Why do the jurors take a vote before discussing the evidence?
(a) To get an early indication of where they stand on the verdict
(b) The verdict is obvious.
(c) The judge instructs them to do so.
(d) So they can leave quickly.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the setting in which the reader first meets the twelve characters who give the play its name?

2. According to one of the witnesses, what was the defendant alleged to have shouted out to his father on the night of the murder?

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

4. 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?

5. 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?

(see the answer key)

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