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 Three convey to the jurors by his insistence of the defendant's guilt?
(a) That no amount of evidence is likely to make him change his mind.
(b) That he has personal feelings against the defendant.
(c) That he has personal feelings against the other jurors.
(d) That he has had a family member killed.

2. What is the state of mind of most of jurors as they enter the jury room?
(a) Tired, but committed to spending whatever time it takes to analyze the evidence.
(b) Willing to do whatever is necessary to reach the right verdict.
(c) Tired, uncomfortable and eager to return with a guilty verdict.
(d) Eager to return a just verdict even though they are uncomfortable.

3. As Act II progresses, how does Juror Three's attitude contrast with the attitude of Juror Four?
(a) There is no contrast; they are both influenced by the belief that the defendant is guilty.
(b) Juror Three has a closed mind while Juror Four is willing to listen and consider new possibilities.
(c) Juror Three is a bully; Juror four acts as if he has superior knowledge.
(d) Juror Three is irrational while Juror Four reasons out his contributions carefully.

4. Who jams the murder weapon into the wall?
(a) Juror four.
(b) Juror Nine.
(c) The foreman.
(d) Juror Eight.

5. What important fact does Juror Three point out about something the defendant purchased on the day of the murder?
(a) The defendant purchased a dangerous knife.
(b) The defendant purchased a knife identical to the murder weapon.
(c) The defendant purchased a pen knife that could have inflicted a fatal wound.
(d) The defendant purchased a butcher knife similar to the murder weapon.

Short Answer Questions

1. To what age group does the defendant belong?

2. Why does the dissenting juror challenge the fact that other jurors are willing to take the alleged eyewitness' word when they would not accept the defendant's word?

3. What attribute is demonstrated by Juror Nine which helps the other jurors to unravel the case?

4. 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?

5. How does the progress of the discussion in Act II affect the behavior of the group of jurors?

(see the answer key)

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