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. How does the prosecution help to establish for the jury that the eyewitness was in a position to see the murder?
(a) They provide pictures of the apartment and the surroundings.
(b) The jury is taken to the home of the eyewitness to observe the conditions under which the murder was witnessed.
(c) They present other witnesses who say the same thing.
(d) They show a videotape illustrating how the murder could have been seen.

2. Why do the jurors take a vote before discussing the evidence?
(a) So they can leave quickly.
(b) The verdict is obvious.
(c) The judge instructs them to do so.
(d) To get an early indication of where they stand on the verdict

3. Which juror rebukes Juror Ten for his racist comment?
(a) Juror Nine.
(b) The foreman.
(c) Juror Seven.
(d) Juror Eight.

4. How old was the defendant when he lost his mother?
(a) Nine years old.
(b) Thirteen years old.
(c) Eleven years old.
(d) Six years old.

5. Where does the old man who testifies for the prosecution live?
(a) Across the street.
(b) On the same floor where the murder occurred.
(c) On the ground floor.
(d) On the second floor of the apartment building where the murder occured.

Short Answer Questions

1. In what process does the defendant ask questions of the prosecution's witnesses?

2. 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?

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

4. What sentence must the defendant face if proven guilty?

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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