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. How does the dissenting juror explain the defendant's record of violence?
(a) He says the defendant has an abusive father who has beaten him since he was a young boy.
(b) He says the defendant was left by his mother as a child.
(c) He says the defendant has been conditioned this way by living in the ghetto.
(d) He says the defendant has been wayward because of bad company.

2. How old was the defendant when he lost his mother?
(a) Nine years old.
(b) Eleven years old.
(c) Thirteen years old.
(d) Six years old.

3. Which words suggest that the defendant should not have to prove his innocence?
(a) The defendant is "innocent until proven guilty."
(b) The defendant is "innocent because there is no eye-witness."
(c) The defendant is "innocent unless the prosecution presents good evidence."
(d) The defendant is innocent "unless the judge says he is guilty."

4. Based on the impact of their testimony on the jury, who are the two most important witnesses?
(a) The policeman and the doctor.
(b) An old man across the street and a woman downstairs.
(c) An old man who lives in the victim's apartment and a woman who lives across the street.
(d) A young boy next door and his mother.

5. 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) Each juror must give a reason for his vote.
(c) The jurors vote by secret ballot.
(d) The foreman does not vote.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the reaction of the jury when the dissenting juror discredits the allegation that the weapon is unique?

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?

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

4. After eleven jurors vote "guilty" and one juror votes "not guilty", what process do the jurors decide on in order to resolve the matter?

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

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