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

2. What important information casts doubts on the eyewitness' story in the first discussion of the evidence?
(a) The eyewitness is old with impaired vision.
(b) The eyewitness has to walk a long way to the door after hearing the body fall.
(c) The eyewitness claims to have seen the murder through the windows of a passing elevated train.
(d) The eyewitness wears glasses.

3. To what age group does the defendant belong?
(a) He is in his thirties.
(b) He is a teenager.
(c) He is in his early twenties.
(d) He is middle-aged.

4. What is the setting in which the reader first meets the twelve characters who give the play its name?
(a) The court room.
(b) The jury room in a New York court.
(c) The bus in which the jurors are being transported to court.
(d) The murder scene.

5. What comment by Juror Ten reveals his prejudice?
(a) He has lived among people "like the defendant" and they cannot be trusted.
(b) He dislikes all people who are not of his racial background.
(c) He dislikes all Caucasians.
(d) He dislikes all foreigners.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. After the knife discussion, how do the other jurors pressure the dissenting juror to make him change his vote?

3. Where does the old man who testifies for the prosecution live?

4. What sentence must the defendant face if proven guilty?

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

(see the answer key)

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