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 setting in which the reader first meets the twelve characters who give the play its name?
(a) The jury room in a New York court.
(b) The murder scene.
(c) The bus in which the jurors are being transported to court.
(d) The court room.

2. What important information casts doubts on the eyewitness' story in the first discussion of the evidence?
(a) The eyewitness has to walk a long way to the door after hearing the body fall.
(b) The eyewitness is old with impaired vision.
(c) The eyewitness wears glasses.
(d) The eyewitness claims to have seen the murder through the windows of a passing elevated train.

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

4. What does Juror Ten point out about an eyewitness to the murder?
(a) A man next door saw the defendant running away with blood on his hands.
(b) A boy across the street saw through a window as the defendant killed his father.
(c) The neighbor down the corridor saw the defendant kill his father in the hallway.
(d) A woman who lives across the street saw the defendant kill his father.

5. How does the dissenting juror feel about the job done by the lawyer for the defendant?
(a) He believes the lawyer was intimidated by the prosecution.
(b) He is dissatisfied with the questions asked by the lawyer.
(c) He believes the lawyer was ill-prepared for the defense.
(d) He believes the lawyer did a good job.

Short Answer Questions

1. What term used in Act 1 establishes that the defendant is thought to have committed a murder that is intentional and deliberately planned ahead of time?

2. What is "the burden of proof"?

3. What is a hung jury?

4. How does the defendant account for the fact that after the murder he does not have the weapon he bought?

5. What is the defendant's alibi?

(see the answer key)

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