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. 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 the defendant shouted the words angrily.
(b) He states the defendant meant it because he then proceeded to kill.
(c) He states that nobody says such words without meaning them.
(d) He states that people always say what they mean when they are angry.

2. Apart from the defendant, who was arrested for handling a weapon?
(a) The witness who took the weapon until the police arrived.
(b) The friend of the defendant.
(c) Juror Eight.
(d) The storekeeper who sold the defendant a weapon.

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

4. 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 foreigners.
(d) He dislikes all Caucasians.

5. According to the evidence, what weapon was used to kill the old man?
(a) A switch blade knife.
(b) A hatchet knife.
(c) A pen knife.
(d) A butcher knife.

Short Answer Questions

1. In what way is the vote suggested by the dissenting voter different from the previous vote?

2. Which juror shares the experience of living near the track of an el train?

3. What is the reaction of the jury when the dissenting juror discredits the allegation that the weapon is unique?

4. According to the juror who used to live by the el train, how long would the train take to pass a particular point?

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

(see the answer key)

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