Twelve Angry Men Quiz | Eight Week Quiz C

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Juror Three convey to the jurors by his insistence of the defendant's guilt?
(a) That he has personal feelings against the other jurors.
(b) That he has personal feelings against the defendant.
(c) That he has had a family member killed.
(d) That no amount of evidence is likely to make him change his mind.

2. How does Juror Three justify his assertion that the defendant must have meant it when he said "I'm going to kill you"?
(a) He states that people always say what they mean when they are angry.
(b) He states the defendant shouted the words angrily.
(c) He states the defendant meant it because he then proceeded to kill.
(d) He states that nobody says such words without meaning them.

3. As the jurors discuss "reasonable doubt", why does Juror Nine become more and more uneasy?
(a) Because he realizes he might have voted incorrectly.
(b) Because he sees the importance of thorough deliberations, and most of the jurors are in a hurry.
(c) Because he is anxious to leave.
(d) Because of the conflict and tension among the jurors.

4. Which juror is an immigrant to the United States?
(a) Juror Eleven.
(b) Juror Seven.
(c) Juror Four.
(d) Juror Nine.

5. What is "the burden of proof"?
(a) The responsibility of proving one's innocence.
(b) The responsibility of the jury to come up with the right verdict.
(c) The principle stating the defendant does not have to prove anything but the prosecution must prove guilt.
(d) The responsibility of the judge in proving guilt or innocence.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What literary device is used by the writer when he allows Juror Three to prove something to the jurors that is exactly opposite to what he would have wanted?

3. Which juror asks the guard to bring in the murder weapon for closer examination?

4. What significant information about the impact of an el train does the juror who used to live near it share?

5. What is the outcome of the "different" vote suggested by the dissenting voter?

(see the answer key)

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