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. Who jams the murder weapon into the wall?
(a) Juror Eight.
(b) Juror Nine.
(c) The foreman.
(d) Juror four.

2. What principle is supposed to guide the composition of a jury in relation to the defendant?
(a) They should be from the same ethnic group.
(b) They should be twelve members of the community who are the defendant's peers.
(c) They should be from similar backgrounds.
(d) They should know the defendent's circumstances well.

3. Which two jurors are moved by the discovery about the timing involved in the old man's story?
(a) Juror Two and Six.
(b) Jurors Ten and Twelve.
(c) The foreman and Juror Six.
(d) The foreman and Juror Four.

4. Considering the information available about the defendant, to what extent does the composition of this jury reflect the principle that should guide the composition of a jury trying a case?
(a) Not at all.
(b) To a limited extent.
(c) To a great extent.
(d) Totally.

5. As Act II progresses, how does Juror Three's attitude contrast with the attitude of Juror Four?
(a) Juror Three is irrational while Juror Four reasons out his contributions carefully.
(b) Juror Three is a bully; Juror four acts as if he has superior knowledge.
(c) Juror Three has a closed mind while Juror Four is willing to listen and consider new possibilities.
(d) There is no contrast; they are both influenced by the belief that the defendant is guilty.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. At what age was the defendant in reform school?

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

4. According to the defendant, why did he buy the alleged murder weapon?

5. What does the verdict from the second vote among jurors prove?

(see the answer key)

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