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. Before the jurors depart for the jury room, who gives them final instructions?
(a) The foreman.
(b) The judge.
(c) The defense.
(d) The prosecution.

2. In what way is the vote suggested by the dissenting voter different from the previous vote?
(a) The jurors individually tell the foreman their decision.
(b) The jurors vote by secret ballot.
(c) The foreman does not vote.
(d) Each juror must give a reason for his vote.

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

4. According to the evidence, what weapon was used to kill the old man?
(a) A hatchet knife.
(b) A butcher knife.
(c) A switch blade knife.
(d) A pen knife.

5. Why does the dissenting juror challenge the fact that other jurors are willing to take the alleged eyewitness' word when they would not accept the defendant's word?
(a) Because they assert that all people from the defendant's community are liars and the eyewitness is from the area.
(b) Because the eyewitness belongs to the same family as the victim.
(c) Because they assert that the eyewitness was unreliable.
(d) Because the eyewitness belongs to the same ethnic group.

Short Answer Questions

1. What information does Juror Seven provide about the history of the defendant?

2. What is the setting in which the reader first meets the twelve characters who give the play its name?

3. What is the defendant's alibi?

4. What two types of prejudice are evident in the comments of some of the jurors during Act 1?

5. What comment by Juror Ten reveals his prejudice?

(see the answer key)

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