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 is the most significant method used by Juror Eight to influence other jurors?
(a) Logical reasoning.
(b) Concern for the defendant.
(c) Ability to listen.
(d) Concern for justice.

2. Why does the dissenting juror challenge the fact that other jurors are willing to take the alleged eyewitness' word when they would not accept the defendant's word?
(a) Because they assert that the eyewitness was unreliable.
(b) Because the eyewitness belongs to the same ethnic group.
(c) Because they assert that all people from the defendant's community are liars and the eyewitness is from the area.
(d) Because the eyewitness belongs to the same family as the victim.

3. In what way is the vote suggested by the dissenting voter different from the previous vote?
(a) The foreman does not vote.
(b) The jurors vote by secret ballot.
(c) The jurors individually tell the foreman their decision.
(d) Each juror must give a reason for his vote.

4. What comment by Juror Ten reveals his prejudice?
(a) He dislikes all Caucasians.
(b) He dislikes all people who are not of his racial background.
(c) He dislikes all foreigners.
(d) He has lived among people "like the defendant" and they cannot be trusted.

5. What two reasons cause a juror to believe there is reasonable doubt about the defendant's guilt after adding doubts about the old man's testimony to earlier discussions about the murder?
(a) The realization that the woman wears glasses and she saw the murder through the train.
(b) The arguments of Juror Eight and Juror Nine.
(c) The fact that the old man was hearing impaired and wore glasses.
(d) The fact that a similar weapon was easily available and that the old man might have been lying.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. How does Juror Eight get the others to realize that the defendant might not have killed his father although he said "I'm gonna kill you"?

3. What does Juror Eleven assert in defense of the result of the second vote?

4. According to one of the witnesses, what was the defendant alleged to have shouted out to his father on the night of the murder?

5. Why is the murder weapon jammed into the wall?

(see the answer key)

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