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 two types of prejudice are evident in the comments of some of the jurors during Act 1?
(a) Color prejudice and racial prejudice.
(b) Prejudice against foreigners and class prejudice.
(c) Prejudice against the poor and prejudice against the uneducated.
(d) Prejudice against some ethnic groups and prejudice against people from certain areas.

2. How does Juror Four challenge the defendant's alibi?
(a) The defendant cannot name the friend he was with.
(b) Noone saw the defendant.
(c) The ticket collector at the game does not remember the defendent
(d) The defendant can give no details about what he claims to have been doing.

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

4. What is the outcome of the "different" vote suggested by the dissenting voter?
(a) There is a change in the outcome.
(b) Nine jurors vote "guilty" and two vote "not guilty".
(c) Eight jurors vote "guilty" and three vote "not guilty".
(d) All vote "not guilty".

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 the eyewitness belongs to the same ethnic group.
(b) Because they assert that the eyewitness was unreliable.
(c) Because they assert that all people from the defendant's community are liars and the eyewitness is from the area.
(d) Because the eyewitness belongs to the same family as the victim.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to the defendant, why did he buy the alleged murder weapon?

2. To what age group does the defendant belong?

3. What is "the burden of proof"?

4. Which juror asks the guard to bring in the murder weapon for closer examination?

5. What important facts are revealed about the circumstances of the defendant's life by the juror who votes "not guilty" in the first round of voting?

(see the answer key)

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