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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Act I.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Which words suggest that the defendant should not have to prove his innocence?
(a) The defendant is "innocent because there is no eye-witness."
(b) The defendant is "innocent unless the prosecution presents good evidence."
(c) The defendant is "innocent until proven guilty."
(d) The defendant is innocent "unless the judge says he is guilty."
2. What does the behavior of most of the jurors demonstrate about the decisions reached by juries?
(a) They might be affected by factors that have nothing to do with the evidence.
(b) They are always reliable.
(c) If at least one juror is reliable, the others can be influenced.
(d) They only reach verdicts after protracted arguments and conflict.
3. Why do the jurors take a vote before discussing the evidence?
(a) To get an early indication of where they stand on the verdict
(b) So they can leave quickly.
(c) The verdict is obvious.
(d) The judge instructs them to do so.
4. What is "the burden of proof"?
(a) The responsibility of the jury to come up with the right verdict.
(b) The responsibility of the judge in proving guilt or innocence.
(c) The responsibility of proving one's innocence.
(d) The principle stating the defendant does not have to prove anything but the prosecution must prove guilt.
5. According to one of the witnesses, what was the defendant alleged to have shouted out to his father on the night of the murder?
(a) "I hate you and I wish you were dead!"
(b) "You are the worst father and I wish you were dead!"
(c) "I'm gonna kill you!"
(d) "I hate you and I am going to kill you!"
Short Answer Questions
1. In what way is the vote suggested by the dissenting voter different from the previous vote?
2. What is the reaction of the jury when the dissenting juror discredits the allegation that the weapon is unique?
3. Where does the old man who testifies for the prosecution live?
4. How does the prosecution help to establish for the jury that the eyewitness was in a position to see the murder?
5. What two types of prejudice are evident in the comments of some of the jurors during Act 1?
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