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 comment by Juror Ten reveals his prejudice?
(a) He dislikes all Caucasians.
(b) He has lived among people "like the defendant" and they cannot be trusted.
(c) He dislikes all foreigners.
(d) He dislikes all people who are not of his racial background.

2. What does Juror Ten point out about an eyewitness to the murder?
(a) The neighbor down the corridor saw the defendant kill his father in the hallway.
(b) A man next door saw the defendant running away with blood on his hands.
(c) A boy across the street saw through a window as the defendant killed his father.
(d) A woman who lives across the street saw the defendant kill his father.

3. What is the reaction of the jury when the dissenting juror discredits the allegation that the weapon is unique?
(a) They claim he is a criminal just like the defendant.
(b) They begin to fight him.
(c) They are enlightened.
(d) They are astonished and one says that it is illegal to purchase such things.

4. What important information casts doubts on the eyewitness' story in the first discussion of the evidence?
(a) The eyewitness claims to have seen the murder through the windows of a passing elevated train.
(b) The eyewitness has to walk a long way to the door after hearing the body fall.
(c) The eyewitness is old with impaired vision.
(d) The eyewitness wears glasses.

5. How does Juror Four challenge the defendant's alibi?
(a) Noone saw the defendant.
(b) The ticket collector at the game does not remember the defendent
(c) The defendant cannot name the friend he was with.
(d) The defendant can give no details about what he claims to have been doing.

Short Answer Questions

1. Apart from the action of the dissenting juror in Act 1, what other contributions from a juror suggest there is at least one other juror willing to stand up against the behavior of others?

2. After the knife discussion, how do the other jurors pressure the dissenting juror to make him change his vote?

3. At what time is the murder alleged to have occurred?

4. What is the defendant's alibi?

5. What sentence must the defendant face if proven guilty?

(see the answer key)

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