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

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

3. What is the reaction of the jury when the dissenting juror discredits the allegation that the weapon is unique?
(a) They are enlightened.
(b) They begin to fight him.
(c) They are astonished and one says that it is illegal to purchase such things.
(d) They claim he is a criminal just like the defendant.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What two types of prejudice are evident in the comments of some of the jurors during Act 1?

2. Which words suggest that the defendant should not have to prove his innocence?

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

4. According to the discussion, what kind of relationship exists between the victim and the defendant?

5. At what time of year does the jury in Twelve Angry Men meet to hear testimony and determine a verdict?

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