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. According to the discussion, what kind of relationship exists between the victim and the defendant?
(a) A violent relationship with frequent fights.
(b) A relationship of bitterness and resentment.
(c) A good relationship even though there are occasional quarrels.
(d) A distant relationship with little communication.

2. How does the timing described in the old man's testimony affect the jurors' analysis?
(a) Someone points out that the old man wore thick glasses, and he would not have had time to put them on at night.
(b) The jurors realize that the old man could not have been right about the time it took for the events he described to take place.
(c) They realize that the old man might have been wrong about the time when he saw the defendant leave the apartment.
(d) They realize that the old man's testimony about the time of the murder was inaccurate.

3. What attribute is demonstrated by Juror Nine which helps the other jurors to unravel the case?
(a) Insights gained from being a parent.
(b) Insight into human behavior.
(c) Insights gained from previous experience on a jury.
(d) Knowledge of the law.

4. What do the actions of Juror Nine in Act II reveal about his character?
(a) He has thought about the evidence.
(b) He is willing to stand up for his beliefs in spite of pressure.
(c) He believes the defendant is innocent.
(d) He is afraid of Juror Eight.

5. What does the behavior of most of the jurors demonstrate about the decisions reached by juries?
(a) They are always reliable.
(b) They might be affected by factors that have nothing to do with the evidence.
(c) They only reach verdicts after protracted arguments and conflict.
(d) If at least one juror is reliable, the others can be influenced.

Short Answer Questions

1. After the knife discussion, how do the other jurors pressure the dissenting juror to make him change his vote?

2. Which juror accuses the juror who is adamant that he will not see the defendant set free of wanting to be the defendant's executioner?

3. What source of information from the trial do the jurors use to help them estimate the time of the events surrounding the murder?

4. What does Juror Three convey to the jurors by his insistence of the defendant's guilt?

5. As the jurors discuss "reasonable doubt", why does Juror Nine become more and more uneasy?

(see the answer key)

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