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

2. Why does the writer allow one of the jurors to threaten that he will kill another?
(a) To show how much he hates the man who voted against the others.
(b) To demonstrate the level of tension and conflict.
(c) To prove the point that people often utter threats that they do not intend to carry out.
(d) To prove how angry he is.

3. 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"?
(a) He says that many people say things they don't really mean.
(b) He says the defendant might just have been angry.
(c) He asks them to consider how many times they have said similar words with no intention to kill.
(d) He says the defendant might have been provoked by his father.

4. How does the defendant account for the fact that after the murder he does not have the weapon he bought?
(a) He says it must have fallen through a hole in his coat pocket.
(b) He says he lost it at the football game.
(c) He says he left it at his friend's house.
(d) He says it was stolen.

5. Which juror asks the guard to bring in the murder weapon for closer examination?
(a) Juror Eight.
(b) Juror Nine.
(c) Juror Three.
(d) The foreman.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Juror Eight's participation in the altercation with Juror Three differ from his usual approach?

2. Why is the decision making process conducted by a group more complex than one that is made by just an individual?

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

4. Which juror says he would change his vote if he could find one reason to make him question the defendant's guilt?

5. 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?

(see the answer key)

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