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. Based on the impact of their testimony on the jury, who are the two most important witnesses?
(a) An old man across the street and a woman downstairs.
(b) The policeman and the doctor.
(c) An old man who lives in the victim's apartment and a woman who lives across the street.
(d) A young boy next door and his mother.

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

3. At what age was the defendant in reform school?
(a) Sixteen.
(b) Thirteen.
(c) Fifteen.
(d) Fourteen.

4. 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 evidence is clearer after the discussion.
(d) That the dissenting juror is right in his "not guilty" verdict.

5. Who is the defendant and for what is he being tried?
(a) A man is being tried for the murder of the woman next door.
(b) A boy is being tried for the murder of a man downstairs.
(c) A young man is being tried for the murder of his father.
(d) A man is being tried for the murder of his son.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is "the burden of proof"?

2. Where was the victim wounded?

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?

4. Why is it clear from the dissenting juror's action that anyone could have had a weapon similar to the murder weapon?

5. How does the prosecution help to establish for the jury that the eyewitness was in a position to see the murder?

(see the answer key)

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