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 term used in Act 1 establishes that the defendant is thought to have committed a murder that is intentional and deliberately planned ahead of time?
(a) Manslaughter.
(b) First degree murder.
(c) Murder with malice aforethought.
(d) Second degree murder.

2. 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) Tired, uncomfortable and eager to return with a guilty verdict.
(c) Eager to return a just verdict even though they are uncomfortable.
(d) Willing to do whatever is necessary to reach the right verdict.

3. Before the jurors depart for the jury room, who gives them final instructions?
(a) The prosecution.
(b) The foreman.
(c) The judge.
(d) The defense.

4. How does the defendant account for the fact that after the murder he does not have the weapon he bought?
(a) He says it was stolen.
(b) He says it must have fallen through a hole in his coat pocket.
(c) He says he lost it at the football game.
(d) He says he left it at his friend's house.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Why is the murder weapon jammed into the wall?

2. Where was the victim wounded?

3. What important information casts doubts on the eyewitness' story in the first discussion of the evidence?

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?

5. Why do the jurors take a vote before discussing the evidence?

(see the answer key)

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