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 important fact does Juror Three point out about something the defendant purchased on the day of the murder?
(a) The defendant purchased a knife identical to the murder weapon.
(b) The defendant purchased a butcher knife similar to the murder weapon.
(c) The defendant purchased a dangerous knife.
(d) The defendant purchased a pen knife that could have inflicted a fatal wound.

2. How do some members of the jury respond to those who disagree?
(a) With ostracism and ridicule.
(b) With additional questions.
(c) With an open mind.
(d) With contradictions.

3. To what aspect of the evidence do Juror Three and Four return after the discussion about the defendant's intelligence and the taking of the vote?
(a) They say the most crucial witness is the policeman who described the murder scene.
(b) They say the most crucial witness is the old man whose testimony they previously discussed.
(c) They say the most crucial witness is the woman across the street.
(d) They say the most crucial witness is the defendant.

4. What do some of the jurors do in Act III to try to find out the timing of the events reported on the night of the murder?
(a) They re-examine the transcripts from the witnesses.
(b) They re-examine the photographs presented in court.
(c) They act out the events to determine how long different actions would have taken the killer.
(d) They re-examine the drawing of the murder scene.

5. 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?
(a) Two jurors say they will never vote again.
(b) A juror says he will kill Juror Eight for wasting the whole night.
(c) One juror says he will cause a "hung jury" by himself.
(d) One juror says he will never change his vote.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which of the jurors comment that they all had difficult lives, so a difficult life should not explain the defendant's history of violence?

2. What does Juror Three do to infuriate Juror Eight in Act II?

3. According to one witness, where in the apartment building did the murder occur?

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

5. Why do the jurors take a vote before discussing the evidence?

(see the answer key)

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