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. In what process does the defendant ask questions of the prosecution's witnesses?
(a) Witness examination.
(b) Defense examination.
(c) Reverse examination.
(d) Cross-examination.

2. Why do the jurors take a vote before discussing the evidence?
(a) The verdict is obvious.
(b) The judge instructs them to do so.
(c) So they can leave quickly.
(d) To get an early indication of where they stand on the verdict

3. What does the verdict from the second vote among jurors prove?
(a) That the foreman does a good job of managing the ballot.
(b) That the arguments presented by the dissenting juror had some effect.
(c) That the dissenting juror is right in his "not guilty" verdict.
(d) That the evidence is clearer after the discussion.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Why was the alleged eyewitness awake at the time of the murder?

2. What is a hung jury?

3. According to the defendant, why did he buy the alleged murder weapon?

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

5. 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?

(see the answer key)

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