Twelve Angry Men Quiz | Lesson Plans Eight Week Quiz F

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Eight Week Quiz F

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Act III.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How does Juror Eight capitalize on the error made by Juror Three in threatening to kill him?
(a) He asks the other jurors if they think that Juror Three would really kill him.
(b) He tells the other jurors "See? He said what he didn't mean."
(c) He asks Juror Three whether he really means that.
(d) He asks Juror Three if he would really kill him.

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 was nervous and agitated
(b) He notices that the old man wore a hearing aid.
(c) He notices that the old man was dressed in shabby clothes and uses two canes.
(d) He notices that the old man spoke uncertainly when asked questions in the courtroom.

3. Based on the play, what two big dangers are associated with leaving the fate of a defendant in the hands of a jury?
(a) Prejudice and lack of commitment to the process.
(b) Poor judgment and haste.
(c) The impact of bullies and personal experience that colors judgment.
(d) Ignorance and lack of concern.

4. To what age group does the defendant belong?
(a) He is in his early twenties.
(b) He is a teenager.
(c) He is in his thirties.
(d) He is middle-aged.

5. After getting a more accurate timing of the events described by the old man, what do the jurors realize?
(a) It takes more time than the old man said to move from his bed to the window.
(b) It takes 42 seconds to get to a certain point which the old man said took 10 seconds.
(c) It takes 39 seconds to get to a certain point which the old man said took 10 seconds.
(d) It takes 50 seconds to get to a certain point which the old man said took10 seconds.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What kind of leader is the foreman of the jury?

3. What new perspective does Juror Four point out as soon as they begin deliberating again in Act III?

4. What is the outcome of the "different" vote suggested by the dissenting voter?

5. How do the other jurors react when one of them reacts explosively after the discussion about the defendant's intelligence?

(see the answer key)

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