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. Which of the following phrases best describes the atmosphere that prevails throughout the play?
(a) Tense and emotional.
(b) Hostile and emotional.
(c) Emotional and argumentative.
(d) Argumentative and hostile.

2. Why does the dissenting juror insist they should spend time examining the evidence in detail?
(a) He believes the presentation of the case is prejudiced.
(b) He believes that the defendant is innocent.
(c) He believes the witnesses are unreliable.
(d) He is not certain that the defendant is guilty.

3. Which words suggest that the defendant should not have to prove his innocence?
(a) The defendant is "innocent unless the prosecution presents good evidence."
(b) The defendant is "innocent because there is no eye-witness."
(c) The defendant is innocent "unless the judge says he is guilty."
(d) The defendant is "innocent until proven guilty."

4. What does Juror Three do to infuriate Juror Eight in Act II?
(a) He strikes up a private conversation with Juror Twelve.
(b) He tries to play tic-tac-toe with Juror Twelve.
(c) He takes out his newspaper and starts reading.
(d) He takes out his notepad and starts drawing.

5. Which two jurors are moved by the discovery that the old man would have taken longer than he said to move from his bed to the door after hearing the noise upstairs?
(a) The foreman and Juror Six.
(b) Jurors Two and Six.
(c) The foreman and Juror Four.
(d) Jurors Ten and Twelve.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What kind of leader is the foreman of the jury?

3. What doesJuror Eight suggest to explain why the old man might not actually have seen the defendant running down the stairs?

4. Where was the old man witness when he saw the defendant running down the stairs?

5. Based on the impact of their testimony on the jury, who are the two most important witnesses?

(see the answer key)

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