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. How does the dissenting juror suggest that the jury should proceed instead of declaring a "hung" jury?
(a) He suggests they ask for additional evidence.
(b) He suggests they deliberate further.
(c) He suggests they all take a new vote.
(d) He suggests the eleven men vote again while he abstains; if one of the eleven votes "not guilty" they should discuss the case further.

2. In the beginning of the deliberations, how do most of the jurors demonstrate a lack of seriousness about their role as jurors?
(a) They read the newspaper.
(b) They are concerned about how the trial has kept them from attending to their own interests.
(c) They are casual in their discussions.
(d) They do not pay attention to the details.

3. Why does a juror change his vote after the discussion in Act II about the defendant's words?
(a) He believes the whole jury is going to change.
(b) Juror Eight proves that people often say things they don't mean.
(c) He says there is now reasonable doubt.
(d) He is from the ghetto and believes the defendant has been the victim of prejudice.

4. How does Juror Eight get the others to realize that the defendant might not have killed his father although he said "I'm gonna kill you"?
(a) He says the defendant might just have been angry.
(b) He asks them to consider how many times they have said similar words with no intention to kill.
(c) He says the defendant might have been provoked by his father.
(d) He says that many people say things they don't really mean.

5. What is "the burden of proof"?
(a) The responsibility of the judge in proving guilt or innocence.
(b) The responsibility of proving one's innocence.
(c) The principle stating the defendant does not have to prove anything but the prosecution must prove guilt.
(d) The responsibility of the jury to come up with the right verdict.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Juror Eight explain to the juror who asks who killed the man if it was not the defendant?

2. What is the main outcome of this discussion about the words spoken by the defendant?

3. According to one witness, where in the apartment building did the murder occur?

4. According to the old man witness, where was he when he heard the argument between the defendant and his father?

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?

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