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 reason does the juror who changes his mind give for doing so?
(a) He admires the conviction of the juror who stood alone against the rest.
(b) He now believes the evidence is questionable.
(c) He now believes the defendant is innocent.
(d) He now believes the jury was too hasty.

2. What does Juror Eleven assert in defense of the result of the second vote?
(a) That in America, people are free to hold dissenting views.
(b) Juror Three is prejudiced.
(c) Juror three disrespects the constitution.
(d) Juror three has no right to attack another juror.

3. How does the prosecution help to establish for the jury that the eyewitness was in a position to see the murder?
(a) They provide pictures of the apartment and the surroundings.
(b) They present other witnesses who say the same thing.
(c) They show a videotape illustrating how the murder could have been seen.
(d) The jury is taken to the home of the eyewitness to observe the conditions under which the murder was witnessed.

4. 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) Not at all.
(b) To a limited extent.
(c) Totally.
(d) To a great extent.

5. After the knife discussion, how do the other jurors pressure the dissenting juror to make him change his vote?
(a) They say he is the only one and they will return a "hung jury" verdict.
(b) They suggest that he is on the side of law breakers.
(c) They suggest that he is inferior because he is from the ghetto.
(d) They suggest that he is not intelligent enough to understand the evidence.

Short Answer Questions

1. How many days has the trial been going on when the jurors begin their deliberations?

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

3. Who is the defendant and for what is he being tried?

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

5. At what age was the defendant in reform school?

(see the answer key)

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