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 kind of man is the dissenting juror?
(a) A man who is not employed so he has no urgent business to conduct.
(b) A man of conviction who does not believe in prejudice.
(c) A man who owns his own business and can control his own use of time.
(d) A man of conviction who takes the role of the jury very seriously.

2. How does the dissenting juror suggest that the jury should proceed instead of declaring a "hung" jury?
(a) He suggests the eleven men vote again while he abstains; if one of the eleven votes "not guilty" they should discuss the case further.
(b) He suggests they all take a new vote.
(c) He suggests they ask for additional evidence.
(d) He suggests they deliberate further.

3. 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) 3, 4, 11 and 12.
(b) 3, 6, 9 and 12.
(c) 4, 7, 3 and 11.
(d) 6,7,1 and 3.

4. Why is the murder weapon jammed into the wall?
(a) Because the table is cluttered.
(b) So everyone can see how unusual it is.
(c) Because the juror who jams it there is angry.
(d) Because the foreman does not want it handled.

5. What comment by Juror Ten reveals his prejudice?
(a) He dislikes all foreigners.
(b) He has lived among people "like the defendant" and they cannot be trusted.
(c) He dislikes all people who are not of his racial background.
(d) He dislikes all Caucasians.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Based on the impact of their testimony on the jury, who are the two most important witnesses?

3. How does the dissenting juror explain the defendant's record of violence?

4. In what way is the vote suggested by the dissenting voter different from the previous vote?

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

(see the answer key)

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