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. Considering the information available about the defendant, to what extent does the composition of this jury reflect the principle that should guide the composition of a jury trying a case?
(a) To a limited extent.
(b) Totally.
(c) To a great extent.
(d) Not at all.

2. What source of information from the trial do the jurors use to help them estimate the time of the events surrounding the murder?
(a) The transcript of the old man's testimony.
(b) Photographs of the building.
(c) The old man's diary.
(d) They get the dimensions of the old man's room from a diagram of the apartment building.

3. What sentence must the defendant face if proven guilty?
(a) Life imprisonment without possibility of parole.
(b) Life imprisonment with the possibility of parole.
(c) The death penalty.
(d) At least thirty years imprisonment.

4. At what age was the defendant in reform school?
(a) Thirteen.
(b) Fifteen.
(c) Fourteen.
(d) Sixteen.

5. How does Juror Eight get the others to realize that the defendant might not have killed his father although he said "I'm gonna kill you"?
(a) He asks them to consider how many times they have said similar words with no intention to kill.
(b) He says the defendant might just have been angry.
(c) He says the defendant might have been provoked by his father.
(d) He says that many people say things they don't really mean.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is a hung jury?

2. At what time is the murder alleged to have occurred?

3. What attribute is demonstrated by Juror Nine which helps the other jurors to unravel the case?

4. What action follows the vote that the jurors take after discussing the defendant's intelligence?

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

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