Twelve Angry Men Quiz | Eight Week Quiz A

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is a hung jury?
(a) One in which the jurors cannot reach a unanimous verdict.
(b) One in which the evidence is inconclusive.
(c) One in which the jurors recommend hanging.
(d) One in which the foreman cannot control the jurors.

2. What sentence must the defendant face if proven guilty?
(a) The death penalty.
(b) Life imprisonment with the possibility of parole.
(c) Life imprisonment without possibility of parole.
(d) At least thirty years imprisonment.

3. How does the dissenting juror feel about the job done by the lawyer for the defendant?
(a) He believes the lawyer was intimidated by the prosecution.
(b) He believes the lawyer did a good job.
(c) He believes the lawyer was ill-prepared for the defense.
(d) He is dissatisfied with the questions asked by the lawyer.

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

5. Where does the old man who testifies for the prosecution live?
(a) On the ground floor.
(b) Across the street.
(c) On the same floor where the murder occurred.
(d) On the second floor of the apartment building where the murder occured.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does the dissenting juror discredit the allegation that the murder weapon is unique?

2. Based on the impact of their testimony on the jury, who are the two most important witnesses?

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

4. What is the defendant's alibi?

5. Before the jurors depart for the jury room, who gives them final instructions?

(see the answer key)

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