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 is the setting in which the reader first meets the twelve characters who give the play its name?
(a) The court room.
(b) The jury room in a New York court.
(c) The bus in which the jurors are being transported to court.
(d) The murder scene.

2. According to the discussion, what kind of relationship exists between the victim and the defendant?
(a) A good relationship even though there are occasional quarrels.
(b) A distant relationship with little communication.
(c) A relationship of bitterness and resentment.
(d) A violent relationship with frequent fights.

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

4. How does the progress of the discussion in Act II affect the behavior of the group of jurors?
(a) The jurors begin to listen to Juror Eight.
(b) As a group, the jurors develop insights that they could not have individually.
(c) The jurors begin to take the defendant more seriously.
(d) The jurors continue to hurry towards a conclusion.

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?
(a) Juror Five.
(b) Juror Nine.
(c) Juror Eight.
(d) The foreman.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What source of information from the trial do the jurors use to help them estimate the time of the events surrounding the murder?

3. What is a hung jury?

4. At what time of year does the jury in Twelve Angry Men meet to hear testimony and determine a verdict?

5. 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?

(see the answer key)

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