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. How does the defendant account for the fact that after the murder he does not have the weapon he bought?
(a) He says he left it at his friend's house.
(b) He says he lost it at the football game.
(c) He says it was stolen.
(d) He says it must have fallen through a hole in his coat pocket.

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

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

4. 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 they assert that all people from the defendant's community are liars and the eyewitness is from the area.
(b) Because the eyewitness belongs to the same ethnic group.
(c) Because they assert that the eyewitness was unreliable.
(d) Because the eyewitness belongs to the same family as the victim.

5. What is the outcome of the "different" vote suggested by the dissenting voter?
(a) All vote "not guilty".
(b) Eight jurors vote "guilty" and three vote "not guilty".
(c) There is a change in the outcome.
(d) Nine jurors vote "guilty" and two vote "not guilty".

Short Answer Questions

1. Who jams the murder weapon into the wall?

2. After eleven jurors vote "guilty" and one juror votes "not guilty", what process do the jurors decide on in order to resolve the matter?

3. At what age was the defendant in reform school?

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

5. What does Juror Ten point out about an eyewitness to the murder?

(see the answer key)

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