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 was the victim wounded?
(a) In the chest.
(b) In the stomach.
(c) In the head.
(d) In the face.

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) 6,7,1 and 3.
(b) 4, 7, 3 and 11.
(c) 3, 4, 11 and 12.
(d) 3, 6, 9 and 12.

3. What is "the burden of proof"?
(a) The responsibility of the jury to come up with the right verdict.
(b) The responsibility of the judge in proving guilt or innocence.
(c) The responsibility of proving one's innocence.
(d) The principle stating the defendant does not have to prove anything but the prosecution must prove guilt.

4. What does the behavior of most of the jurors demonstrate about the decisions reached by juries?
(a) They are always reliable.
(b) If at least one juror is reliable, the others can be influenced.
(c) They only reach verdicts after protracted arguments and conflict.
(d) They might be affected by factors that have nothing to do with the evidence.

5. Why does the dissenting juror challenge the fact that other jurors are willing to take the alleged eyewitness' word when they would not accept the defendant's word?
(a) Because the eyewitness belongs to the same family as the victim.
(b) Because they assert that all people from the defendant's community are liars and the eyewitness is from the area.
(c) Because the eyewitness belongs to the same ethnic group.
(d) Because they assert that the eyewitness was unreliable.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What important information casts doubts on the eyewitness' story in the first discussion of the evidence?

3. What is a hung jury?

4. Which words suggest that the defendant should not have to prove his innocence?

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

(see the answer key)

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