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. How much influence does the foreman have on the other jurors in this case?
(a) A great deal of influence.
(b) He hardly speaks.
(c) He has little influence.
(d) He changes the course of the discussion at different stages.

2. Which juror is adamant that he will not see the defendant set free?
(a) Juror Ten.
(b) Juror Three.
(c) The foreman.
(d) Juror Six.

3. How does the dissenting juror suggest that the jury should proceed instead of declaring a "hung" jury?
(a) He suggests they deliberate further.
(b) He suggests they ask for additional evidence.
(c) He suggests they all take a new vote.
(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.

4. According to the defendant, why did he buy the alleged murder weapon?
(a) Because the one he had before was stolen.
(b) Because his father beat him.
(c) Because he lost the one he had before.
(d) To give it as a present to his friend.

5. In the beginning of the deliberations, how do most of the jurors demonstrate a lack of seriousness about their role as jurors?
(a) They are casual in their discussions.
(b) They are concerned about how the trial has kept them from attending to their own interests.
(c) They do not pay attention to the details.
(d) They read the newspaper.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the reaction to the vote taken at the end of Act 1?

2. Which of the following is most likely to have been a major lesson that the writer intended readers to derive from the play?

3. As they seek to progress towards resolution, what do the individual jurors have to do in order to carefully analyze the facts of the case?

4. In what process does the defendant ask questions of the prosecution's witnesses?

5. Who is the antagonist in the play?

(see the answer key)

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