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

2. Which of the jurors comment that they all had difficult lives, so a difficult life should not explain the defendant's history of violence?
(a) 3, 4, 11 and 12.
(b) 6,7,1 and 3.
(c) 3, 6, 9 and 12.
(d) 4, 7, 3 and 11.

3. What is the setting in which the reader first meets the twelve characters who give the play its name?
(a) The jury room in a New York court.
(b) The murder scene.
(c) The bus in which the jurors are being transported to court.
(d) The court room.

4. At what time of year does the jury in Twelve Angry Men meet to hear testimony and determine a verdict?
(a) Spring.
(b) Autumn.
(c) Winter.
(d) Summer.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. In the beginning of the deliberations, how do most of the jurors demonstrate a lack of seriousness about their role as jurors?

2. What term used in Act 1 establishes that the defendant is thought to have committed a murder that is intentional and deliberately planned ahead of time?

3. What is the reaction of the jury when the dissenting juror discredits the allegation that the weapon is unique?

4. Why does the dissenting juror insist they should spend time examining the evidence in detail?

5. Why is it clear from the dissenting juror's action that anyone could have had a weapon similar to the murder weapon?

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