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 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) Dialogue.
(b) Antithesis.
(c) Conflict.
(d) Tension.

2. According to one of the witnesses, what was the defendant alleged to have shouted out to his father on the night of the murder?
(a) "You are the worst father and I wish you were dead!"
(b) "I hate you and I wish you were dead!"
(c) "I hate you and I am going to kill you!"
(d) "I'm gonna kill you!"

3. How does the progress of the discussion in Act II affect the behavior of the group of jurors?
(a) The jurors begin to listen to Juror Eight.
(b) The jurors continue to hurry towards a conclusion.
(c) The jurors begin to take the defendant more seriously.
(d) As a group, the jurors develop insights that they could not have individually.

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

5. Where was the victim wounded?
(a) In the stomach.
(b) In the face.
(c) In the chest.
(d) In the head.

Short Answer Questions

1. How much influence does the foreman have on the other jurors in this case?

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

3. What does Juror Three do to infuriate Juror Eight in Act II?

4. What is the main outcome of this discussion about the words spoken by the defendant?

5. Which juror is an immigrant to the United States?

(see the answer key)

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