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 Eight explain to the juror who asks who killed the man if it was not the defendant?
(a) That he did not listen carefully to the judge's instructions.
(b) That this jury's job is to decide whether this defendant is guilty, not to consider any other suspect.
(c) That he can raise that question after they have decided on this defendant.
(d) That he doesn't understand how juries work.

2. How does Juror Three justify his assertion that the defendant must have meant it when he said "I'm going to kill you"?
(a) He states that people always say what they mean when they are angry.
(b) He states that nobody says such words without meaning them.
(c) He states the defendant meant it because he then proceeded to kill.
(d) He states the defendant shouted the words angrily.

3. In the altercation between two jurors, what words used by Juror Three shed light on the earlier discussion about whether people always mean what they say in anger?
(a) "I'll kill him!" I'll kill him!"
(b) "Let me just get my hands on him!"
(c) "Touch me and I'll kill you!"
(d) "That's it! I'll kill you!"

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

5. 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 not intelligent enough to understand the evidence.
(b) They suggest that he is on the side of law breakers.
(c) They say he is the only one and they will return a "hung jury" verdict.
(d) They suggest that he is inferior because he is from the ghetto.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does a juror change his vote after the discussion in Act II about the defendant's words?

2. What significant information about the impact of an el train does the juror who used to live near it share?

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

4. Which juror says he would change his vote if he could find one reason to make him question the defendant's guilt?

5. Why does Juror Eight question the witness' assertion that he heard the defendant say "I'm gonna kill you"?

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