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 kind of man is the dissenting juror?
(a) A man of conviction who takes the role of the jury very seriously.
(b) A man who is not employed so he has no urgent business to conduct.
(c) A man of conviction who does not believe in prejudice.
(d) A man who owns his own business and can control his own use of time.

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?
(a) Irony.
(b) Metaphor.
(c) Conflict.
(d) Symbolism.

3. What literary device is used by the writer to create a high level of interest in the play by presenting the strongly contending views of the jurors?
(a) Conflict.
(b) Antithesis.
(c) Dialogue.
(d) Tension.

4. How does the dissenting juror explain the defendant's record of violence?
(a) He says the defendant has an abusive father who has beaten him since he was a young boy.
(b) He says the defendant has been wayward because of bad company.
(c) He says the defendant was left by his mother as a child.
(d) He says the defendant has been conditioned this way by living in the ghetto.

5. 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 is anxious to leave.
(c) Because he sees the importance of thorough deliberations, and most of the jurors are in a hurry.
(d) Because of the conflict and tension among the jurors.

Short Answer Questions

1. After getting a more accurate timing of the events described by the old man, what do the jurors realize?

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

3. What is the state of mind of most of jurors as they enter the jury room?

4. Apart from the defendant, who was arrested for handling a weapon?

5. What important facts are revealed about the circumstances of the defendant's life by the juror who votes "not guilty" in the first round of voting?

(see the answer key)

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