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 defendant's alibi?
(a) He claims to have been at the movies.
(b) He claims to have been at the ball game.
(c) He claims to have been hanging out with his friends.
(d) He claims to have been at the store.

2. What is the state of mind of most of jurors as they enter the jury room?
(a) Eager to return a just verdict even though they are uncomfortable.
(b) Tired, uncomfortable and eager to return with a guilty verdict.
(c) Tired, but committed to spending whatever time it takes to analyze the evidence.
(d) Willing to do whatever is necessary to reach the right verdict.

3. What sentence must the defendant face if proven guilty?
(a) Life imprisonment without possibility of parole.
(b) At least thirty years imprisonment.
(c) The death penalty.
(d) Life imprisonment with the possibility of parole.

4. Where was the victim wounded?
(a) In the stomach.
(b) In the head.
(c) In the face.
(d) In the chest.

5. Why is it clear from the dissenting juror's action that anyone could have had a weapon similar to the murder weapon?
(a) He found it on the street.
(b) He purchased it for $10 from a hunting shop nearby.
(c) He purchased it for $2.00 from a shop near the defendant's house.
(d) He borrowed it from a policeman who said they confiscate them from schoolboys all the time.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Juror Four challenge the defendant's alibi?

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

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

4. What does the behavior of most of the jurors demonstrate about the decisions reached by juries?

5. What kind of man is the dissenting juror?

(see the answer key)

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