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. According to one of the witnesses, what was the defendant alleged to have shouted out to his father on the night of the murder?
(a) "I hate you and I am going to kill you!"
(b) "I'm gonna kill you!"
(c) "I hate you and I wish you were dead!"
(d) "You are the worst father and I wish you were dead!"

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

3. How much influence does the foreman have on the other jurors in this case?
(a) He hardly speaks.
(b) He has little influence.
(c) He changes the course of the discussion at different stages.
(d) A great deal of influence.

4. What does this experience among the jurors demonstrate about group behavior?
(a) The most powerful member influences others.
(b) The most vocal member influences others.
(c) In a group, some members have the power to influence others.
(d) The members tend to split into subgroups.

5. Considering the information available about the defendant, to what extent does the composition of this jury reflect the principle that should guide the composition of a jury trying a case?
(a) Totally.
(b) Not at all.
(c) To a great extent.
(d) To a limited extent.

Short Answer Questions

1. What important information about the jurors' behavior becomes evident during their deliberations in Act II?

2. How does Juror Three justify his assertion that the defendant must have meant it when he said "I'm going to kill you"?

3. Why was the alleged eyewitness awake at the time of the murder?

4. What is a hung jury?

5. What important facts are revealed about the circumstances of the defendant's life by the juror who votes "not guilty" in the first round of voting?

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