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 source of information from the trial do the jurors use to help them estimate the time of the events surrounding the murder?
(a) The transcript of the old man's testimony.
(b) Photographs of the building.
(c) They get the dimensions of the old man's room from a diagram of the apartment building.
(d) The old man's diary.

2. What does the verdict from the second vote among jurors prove?
(a) That the arguments presented by the dissenting juror had some effect.
(b) That the evidence is clearer after the discussion.
(c) That the foreman does a good job of managing the ballot.
(d) That the dissenting juror is right in his "not guilty" verdict.

3. Which two jurors are moved by the discovery about the timing involved in the old man's story?
(a) The foreman and Juror Four.
(b) The foreman and Juror Six.
(c) Jurors Ten and Twelve.
(d) Juror Two and Six.

4. What information does Juror Seven provide about the history of the defendant?
(a) He has stolen a car, been convicted of mugging and stabbed someone in the arm.
(b) He has been convicted of stealing cars.
(c) He has been charged with murder before.
(d) He has been to prison before.

5. Why is the decision making process conducted by a group more complex than one that is made by just an individual?
(a) People influence each other in a group.
(b) In a group there are many contending personalities and views.
(c) It is not more complex, it just takes longer.
(d) It takes time for everyone to express personal views in a group.

Short Answer Questions

1. Apart from the defendant, who was arrested for handling a weapon?

2. What principle is supposed to guide the composition of a jury in relation to the defendant?

3. According to one of the witnesses, what was the defendant alleged to have shouted out to his father on the night of the murder?

4. Which juror asks the guard to bring in the murder weapon for closer examination?

5. Where was the victim wounded?

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