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 old was the defendant when he lost his mother?
(a) Thirteen years old.
(b) Six years old.
(c) Nine years old.
(d) Eleven years old.

2. What does Act iI suggest about the reliability of some witnesses in a trial?
(a) They may be well-intentioned but unreliable.
(b) They are prone to confusion when questioned by legal experts.
(c) They want to be famous.
(d) They can be influenced by personal experiences with criminals.

3. What important information about the jurors' behavior becomes evident during their deliberations in Act II?
(a) They do not pay much attention to the facts.
(b) Their judgment is affected by their own personal experiences and values.
(c) They are influenced by the judge's instructions.
(d) They are not interested in justice.

4. 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) "I hate you and I wish you were dead!"
(b) "You are the worst father and I wish you were dead!"
(c) "I hate you and I am going to kill you!"
(d) "I'm gonna kill you!"

5. As Act II progresses, how does Juror Three's attitude contrast with the attitude of Juror Four?
(a) Juror Three has a closed mind while Juror Four is willing to listen and consider new possibilities.
(b) Juror Three is irrational while Juror Four reasons out his contributions carefully.
(c) There is no contrast; they are both influenced by the belief that the defendant is guilty.
(d) Juror Three is a bully; Juror four acts as if he has superior knowledge.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Juror Eight capitalize on the error made by Juror Three in threatening to kill him?

2. In the beginning of the deliberations, how do most of the jurors demonstrate a lack of seriousness about their role as jurors?

3. How does Juror Three justify his assertion that the defendant must have meant it when he said "I'm going to kill you"?

4. What does this experience among the jurors demonstrate about group behavior?

5. After getting a more accurate timing of the events described by the old man, what do the jurors realize?

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