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. Which juror rebukes Juror Ten for his racist comment?
(a) The foreman.
(b) Juror Eight.
(c) Juror Nine.
(d) Juror Seven.

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

3. After eleven jurors vote "guilty" and one juror votes "not guilty", what process do the jurors decide on in order to resolve the matter?
(a) They decide that the eleven men should each take a turn to explain to the dissenting juror why he is wrong.
(b) They decide to take in a verdict of "undecided".
(c) They decide to separate into two groups and discuss different aspects of the evidence.
(d) They decide to re-examine the evidence.

4. Why is it clear from the dissenting juror's action that anyone could have had a weapon similar to the murder weapon?
(a) He purchased it for $10 from a hunting shop nearby.
(b) He borrowed it from a policeman who said they confiscate them from schoolboys all the time.
(c) He purchased it for $2.00 from a shop near the defendant's house.
(d) He found it on the street.

5. In the beginning of the deliberations, how do most of the jurors demonstrate a lack of seriousness about their role as jurors?
(a) They read the newspaper.
(b) They are casual in their discussions.
(c) They do not pay attention to the details.
(d) They are concerned about how the trial has kept them from attending to their own interests.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to the evidence, what weapon was used to kill the old man?

2. Where does the old man who testifies for the prosecution live?

3. According to the discussion, what kind of relationship exists between the victim and the defendant?

4. What is the defendant's alibi?

5. What two types of prejudice are evident in the comments of some of the jurors during Act 1?

(see the answer key)

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