Twelve Angry Men Quiz | Eight Week Quiz B

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Act I.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. After the knife discussion, how do the other jurors pressure the dissenting juror to make him change his vote?
(a) They say he is the only one and they will return a "hung jury" verdict.
(b) They suggest that he is on the side of law breakers.
(c) They suggest that he is not intelligent enough to understand the evidence.
(d) They suggest that he is inferior because he is from the ghetto.

3. After eleven jurors vote "guilty" and one juror votes "not guilty", what process do the jurors decide on in order to resolve the matter?
(a) They decide to take in a verdict of "undecided".
(b) They decide that the eleven men should each take a turn to explain to the dissenting juror why he is wrong.
(c) They decide to separate into two groups and discuss different aspects of the evidence.
(d) They decide to re-examine the evidence.

4. 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) Eight jurors vote "guilty" and three vote "not guilty".
(d) There is a change in the outcome.

5. Why does the dissenting juror insist they should spend time examining the evidence in detail?
(a) He believes the presentation of the case is prejudiced.
(b) He is not certain that the defendant is guilty.
(c) He believes that the defendant is innocent.
(d) He believes the witnesses are unreliable.

Short Answer Questions

1. What comment by Juror Ten reveals his prejudice?

2. What does the behavior of most of the jurors demonstrate about the decisions reached by juries?

3. According to one witness, where in the apartment building did the murder occur?

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

5. What important facts are revealed about the circumstances of the defendant's life by the juror who votes "not guilty" in the first round of voting?

(see the answer key)

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