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 Juror Nine observe about the old man witness, which leads to his insights about his life?
(a) He notices that the old man was dressed in shabby clothes and uses two canes.
(b) He notices that the old man wore a hearing aid.
(c) He notices that the old man was nervous and agitated
(d) He notices that the old man spoke uncertainly when asked questions in the courtroom.

2. What term used in Act 1 establishes that the defendant is thought to have committed a murder that is intentional and deliberately planned ahead of time?
(a) Murder with malice aforethought.
(b) Manslaughter.
(c) First degree murder.
(d) Second degree murder.

3. What principle is supposed to guide the composition of a jury in relation to the defendant?
(a) They should be from similar backgrounds.
(b) They should be from the same ethnic group.
(c) They should know the defendent's circumstances well.
(d) They should be twelve members of the community who are the defendant's peers.

4. What attribute is demonstrated by Juror Nine which helps the other jurors to unravel the case?
(a) Knowledge of the law.
(b) Insights gained from being a parent.
(c) Insights gained from previous experience on a jury.
(d) Insight into human behavior.

5. According to the juror who used to live by the el train, how long would the train take to pass a particular point?
(a) About 15 seconds.
(b) About 20 seconds.
(c) About 10 seconds.
(d) About 5 seconds.

Short Answer Questions

1. How do the jurors try to get an accurate estimate of the time of the events described by the old man?

2. How does the defendant account for the fact that after the murder he does not have the weapon he bought?

3. Why is the decision making process conducted by a group more complex than one that is made by just an individual?

4. Which juror accuses the juror who is adamant that he will not see the defendant set free of wanting to be the defendant's executioner?

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?

(see the answer key)

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