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 kind of leader is the foreman of the jury?
(a) A dictatorial leader.
(b) A sensitive leader.
(c) A democratic leader.
(d) A laissez faire leader who leaves the jurors to their own devices.

2. What is the reaction of the jury when the dissenting juror discredits the allegation that the weapon is unique?
(a) They are enlightened.
(b) They claim he is a criminal just like the defendant.
(c) They are astonished and one says that it is illegal to purchase such things.
(d) They begin to fight him.

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

4. 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) To a great extent.
(c) Not at all.
(d) Totally.

5. How does the dissenting juror suggest that the jury should proceed instead of declaring a "hung" jury?
(a) He suggests they ask for additional evidence.
(b) He suggests they deliberate further.
(c) He suggests the eleven men vote again while he abstains; if one of the eleven votes "not guilty" they should discuss the case further.
(d) He suggests they all take a new vote.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What threat is made by a juror after the vote is taken upon completion of the discussion in Act III about a crucial female witness?

3. In what way is the vote suggested by the dissenting voter different from the previous vote?

4. What sentence must the defendant face if proven guilty?

5. What impact does the discussion about a detail regarding the crucial witness discussed in Act III have on the jurors?

(see the answer key)

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