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. After the knife discussion, how do the other jurors pressure the dissenting juror to make him change his vote?
(a) They say he is the only one and they will return a "hung jury" verdict.
(b) They suggest that he is not intelligent enough to understand the evidence.
(c) They suggest that he is inferior because he is from the ghetto.
(d) They suggest that he is on the side of law breakers.

2. In what process does the defendant ask questions of the prosecution's witnesses?
(a) Reverse examination.
(b) Cross-examination.
(c) Witness examination.
(d) Defense examination.

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

4. 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 deliberate further.
(c) He suggests they all take a new vote.
(d) He suggests they ask for additional evidence.

5. Apart from the defendant, who was arrested for handling a weapon?
(a) The storekeeper who sold the defendant a weapon.
(b) The friend of the defendant.
(c) The witness who took the weapon until the police arrived.
(d) Juror Eight.

Short Answer Questions

1. Apart from the action of the dissenting juror in Act 1, what other contributions from a juror suggest there is at least one other juror willing to stand up against the behavior of others?

2. Before the jurors depart for the jury room, who gives them final instructions?

3. Why was the alleged eyewitness awake at the time of the murder?

4. In the beginning of the deliberations, how do most of the jurors demonstrate a lack of seriousness about their role as jurors?

5. What is the setting in which the reader first meets the twelve characters who give the play its name?

(see the answer key)

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