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 they ask for additional evidence.
(b) He suggests they all take a new vote.
(c) He suggests they deliberate further.
(d) He suggests the eleven men vote again while he abstains; if one of the eleven votes "not guilty" they should discuss the case further.

2. 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?
(a) Because they assert that the eyewitness was unreliable.
(b) Because they assert that all people from the defendant's community are liars and the eyewitness is from the area.
(c) Because the eyewitness belongs to the same family as the victim.
(d) Because the eyewitness belongs to the same ethnic group.

3. What does the behavior of most of the jurors demonstrate about the decisions reached by juries?
(a) If at least one juror is reliable, the others can be influenced.
(b) They are always reliable.
(c) They only reach verdicts after protracted arguments and conflict.
(d) They might be affected by factors that have nothing to do with the evidence.

4. How does Juror Four challenge the defendant's alibi?
(a) Noone saw the defendant.
(b) The defendant cannot name the friend he was with.
(c) The defendant can give no details about what he claims to have been doing.
(d) The ticket collector at the game does not remember the defendent

5. What two types of prejudice are evident in the comments of some of the jurors during Act 1?
(a) Prejudice against the poor and prejudice against the uneducated.
(b) Prejudice against some ethnic groups and prejudice against people from certain areas.
(c) Color prejudice and racial prejudice.
(d) Prejudice against foreigners and class prejudice.

Short Answer Questions

1. How many days has the trial been going on when the jurors begin their deliberations?

2. How does the dissenting juror feel about the job done by the lawyer for the defendant?

3. What kind of man is the dissenting juror?

4. 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?

5. After the knife discussion, how do the other jurors pressure the dissenting juror to make him change his vote?

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