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. How much influence does the foreman have on the other jurors in this case?
(a) He changes the course of the discussion at different stages.
(b) A great deal of influence.
(c) He has little influence.
(d) He hardly speaks.

2. What is a hung jury?
(a) One in which the foreman cannot control the jurors.
(b) One in which the jurors cannot reach a unanimous verdict.
(c) One in which the evidence is inconclusive.
(d) One in which the jurors recommend hanging.

3. How do some members of the jury respond to those who disagree?
(a) With additional questions.
(b) With ostracism and ridicule.
(c) With an open mind.
(d) With contradictions.

4. Which words suggest that the defendant should not have to prove his innocence?
(a) The defendant is "innocent until proven guilty."
(b) The defendant is innocent "unless the judge says he is guilty."
(c) The defendant is "innocent because there is no eye-witness."
(d) The defendant is "innocent unless the prosecution presents good evidence."

5. As the jurors analyze the evidence and arguments more closely, it becomes evident that the dissenting voter is playing a critical role as an agent of change. Which of the following words best describes this role?
(a) Radical.
(b) Revolutionary.
(c) Rebel.
(d) Catalyst.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Why do the jurors take a vote before discussing the evidence?

3. In what way is the vote suggested by the dissenting voter different from the previous vote?

4. Why does a juror change his vote after the discussion in Act II about the defendant's words?

5. Where was the victim wounded?

(see the answer key)

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