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 the crucial eyewitness in Act III claim about the events surrounding the murder?
(a) The witness claims to have looked out the window and seen the murder.
(b) The witness claims to have heard the body fall.
(c) The witness claims to have seen the defendant running down the corridor.
(d) The witness claims to have seen the old man fall.

2. Which juror is able to clarify how the wound might have been made, based on his experience with many knife fights?
(a) Juror Eight.
(b) Juror Ten.
(c) Juror Five.
(d) Juror Three.

3. In Act III, during the discussion of the crucial eyewitness' testimony, what detail does Juror Eight recall about the witness?
(a) That the witness wears glasses.
(b) That the witness is farsighted.
(c) That the witness is only five feet tall.
(d) That the witness wears a hearing aid.

4. What new information does Juror Four provide that sheds light on the deliberations?
(a) That the murder weapon had no fingerprints, so the killer must have wiped it clean.
(b) That the floor was wiped clean of blood.
(c) There are no fingerprints on the doorknob, so the killer must have taken time to wipe it clean.
(d) That the killer took a long time cleaning up the murder scene.

5. How do the jurors try to get an accurate estimate of the time of the events described by the old man?
(a) They act out the scene in the jury room and time the different events that the old man described.
(b) They ask each juror to explain exactly what he heard the old man say.
(c) They ask for detailed information from the notes of the trial.
(d) They ask the foreman to read over the transcript.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. What important facts are revealed about the circumstances of the defendant's life by the juror who votes "not guilty" in the first round of voting?

4. Which two jurors are moved by the discovery about the timing involved in the old man's story?

5. 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?

(see the answer key)

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