Twelve Angry Men Quiz | Four Week Quiz B

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Act III.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Juror Eleven assert in defense of the result of the second vote?
(a) Juror Three is prejudiced.
(b) Juror three disrespects the constitution.
(c) Juror three has no right to attack another juror.
(d) That in America, people are free to hold dissenting views.

2. What is the major cause of the conflict that develops among the jurors?
(a) Contending views about the fairness of the trial.
(b) Contending views about the reliability of the witnesses.
(c) They are tired and hungry.
(d) Contending views about the guilt or innocence of the defendant.

3. What important information casts doubts on the eyewitness' story in the first discussion of the evidence?
(a) The eyewitness has to walk a long way to the door after hearing the body fall.
(b) The eyewitness is old with impaired vision.
(c) The eyewitness claims to have seen the murder through the windows of a passing elevated train.
(d) The eyewitness wears glasses.

4. Which of the following is most likely to have been a major lesson that the writer intended readers to derive from the play?
(a) The jury system is great.
(b) All persons do not have prejudices.
(c) The disadvantages of groups.
(d) The majority is not always right.

5. Where was the old man witness when he saw the defendant running down the stairs?
(a) At his bedroom window.
(b) At his front door.
(c) At his bathroom window.
(d) At his kitchen window.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Act iI suggest about the reliability of some witnesses in a trial?

2. 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?

3. According to the defendant, why did he buy the alleged murder weapon?

4. On what else do the jurors vote on early in Act III?

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

(see the answer key)

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