Twelve Angry Men Quiz | Four Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Act I.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is "the burden of proof"?
(a) The responsibility of proving one's innocence.
(b) The responsibility of the judge in proving guilt or 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.

2. Which of the jurors comment that they all had difficult lives, so a difficult life should not explain the defendant's history of violence?
(a) 4, 7, 3 and 11.
(b) 6,7,1 and 3.
(c) 3, 4, 11 and 12.
(d) 3, 6, 9 and 12.

3. How many days has the trial been going on when the jurors begin their deliberations?
(a) Three days.
(b) Five days.
(c) Six days.
(d) Seven days.

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

5. What is a hung jury?
(a) One in which the jurors recommend hanging.
(b) One in which the foreman cannot control the jurors.
(c) One in which the jurors cannot reach a unanimous verdict.
(d) One in which the evidence is inconclusive.

Short Answer Questions

1. 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?

2. In what process does the defendant ask questions of the prosecution's witnesses?

3. What important information casts doubts on the eyewitness' story in the first discussion of the evidence?

4. What is the outcome of the "different" vote suggested by the dissenting voter?

5. What sentence must the defendant face if proven guilty?

(see the answer key)

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