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

2. At what time is the murder alleged to have occurred?
(a) In the afternoon.
(b) Just after midnight.
(c) Around midday.
(d) Early in the morning.

3. Why is it clear from the dissenting juror's action that anyone could have had a weapon similar to the murder weapon?
(a) He found it on the street.
(b) He purchased it for $10 from a hunting shop nearby.
(c) He purchased it for $2.00 from a shop near the defendant's house.
(d) He borrowed it from a policeman who said they confiscate them from schoolboys all the time.

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

5. Why is the murder weapon jammed into the wall?
(a) Because the table is cluttered.
(b) Because the foreman does not want it handled.
(c) So everyone can see how unusual it is.
(d) Because the juror who jams it there is angry.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Before the jurors depart for the jury room, who gives them final instructions?

3. 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?

4. What important fact does Juror Three point out about something the defendant purchased on the day of the murder?

5. Which juror rebukes Juror Ten for his racist comment?

(see the answer key)

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