Twelve Angry Men Quiz | Eight Week Quiz D

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Act II.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Which of the jurors comment that they all had difficult lives, so a difficult life should not explain the defendant's history of violence?
(a) 3, 4, 11 and 12.
(b) 3, 6, 9 and 12.
(c) 4, 7, 3 and 11.
(d) 6,7,1 and 3.

2. Why is the murder weapon jammed into the wall?
(a) So everyone can see how unusual it is.
(b) Because the table is cluttered.
(c) Because the juror who jams it there is angry.
(d) Because the foreman does not want it handled.

3. How does the dissenting juror feel about the job done by the lawyer for the defendant?
(a) He believes the lawyer was intimidated by the prosecution.
(b) He is dissatisfied with the questions asked by the lawyer.
(c) He believes the lawyer did a good job.
(d) He believes the lawyer was ill-prepared for the defense.

4. How does the dissenting juror discredit the allegation that the murder weapon is unique?
(a) He reads an article stating that there are hundreds of similar weapons for sale in the community.
(b) He presents an identical weapon taken from his own pocket.
(c) He says he has used a similar weapon for hunting.
(d) He shows pictures of several similar weapons.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What term used in Act 1 establishes that the defendant is thought to have committed a murder that is intentional and deliberately planned ahead of time?

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

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

4. What does Juror Eight explain to the juror who asks who killed the man if it was not the defendant?

5. 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?

(see the answer key)

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