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. According to one of the witnesses, what was the defendant alleged to have shouted out to his father on the night of the murder?
(a) "I'm gonna kill you!"
(b) "I hate you and I am going to kill you!"
(c) "I hate you and I wish you were dead!"
(d) "You are the worst father and I wish you were dead!"

2. What does Juror Nine observe about the old man witness, which leads to his insights about his life?
(a) He notices that the old man spoke uncertainly when asked questions in the courtroom.
(b) He notices that the old man was dressed in shabby clothes and uses two canes.
(c) He notices that the old man wore a hearing aid.
(d) He notices that the old man was nervous and agitated

3. 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 says the defendant might just have been angry.
(b) He says the defendant might have been provoked by his father.
(c) He asks them to consider how many times they have said similar words with no intention to kill.
(d) He says that many people say things they don't really mean.

4. Why was the alleged eyewitness awake at the time of the murder?
(a) It was noisy because of the train.
(b) It was cold.
(c) It was a stormy night.
(d) It was too hot to sleep.

5. What principle is supposed to guide the composition of a jury in relation to the defendant?
(a) They should know the defendent's circumstances well.
(b) They should be twelve members of the community who are the defendant's peers.
(c) They should be from the same ethnic group.
(d) They should be from similar backgrounds.

Short Answer Questions

1. What information does Juror Seven provide about the history of the defendant?

2. Which juror is an immigrant to the United States?

3. What impact does the jurors' discovery in Act III about the timing of the events have on some jurors?

4. Why does the dissenting juror insist they should spend time examining the evidence in detail?

5. What comment by Juror Ten reveals his prejudice?

(see the answer key)

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