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

2. 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?
(a) He has had a difficult life in a ghetto; his mother is dead and his father has beaten him regularly.
(b) He has had a difficult life in a ghetto without a father.
(c) He is an orphan and member of a minority group.
(d) He has been in and out of prison for stealing cars.

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

4. After eleven jurors vote "guilty" and one juror votes "not guilty", what process do the jurors decide on in order to resolve the matter?
(a) They decide to separate into two groups and discuss different aspects of the evidence.
(b) They decide that the eleven men should each take a turn to explain to the dissenting juror why he is wrong.
(c) They decide to take in a verdict of "undecided".
(d) They decide to re-examine the evidence.

5. In what way is the vote suggested by the dissenting voter different from the previous vote?
(a) The jurors vote by secret ballot.
(b) Each juror must give a reason for his vote.
(c) The foreman does not vote.
(d) The jurors individually tell the foreman their decision.

Short Answer Questions

1. 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?

2. What does the behavior of most of the jurors demonstrate about the decisions reached by juries?

3. What is the defendant's alibi?

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

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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