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. To what age group does the defendant belong?
(a) He is in his thirties.
(b) He is a teenager.
(c) He is middle-aged.
(d) He is in his early twenties.

2. How does the involvement of the jury in acting out and assessing the allegations of the old man compare with their earlier attitude towards the evidence?
(a) It shows they are now willing to forget about their personal views.
(b) It represents the trend towards a more reasonable, analytical approach
(c) It shows they no longer believe the evidence.
(d) It shows they think the defendant might be innocent.

3. What is the outcome of the "different" vote suggested by the dissenting voter?
(a) There is a change in the outcome.
(b) Eight jurors vote "guilty" and three vote "not guilty".
(c) Nine jurors vote "guilty" and two vote "not guilty".
(d) All vote "not guilty".

4. What information does Juror Seven provide about the history of the defendant?
(a) He has been to prison before.
(b) He has stolen a car, been convicted of mugging and stabbed someone in the arm.
(c) He has been charged with murder before.
(d) He has been convicted of stealing cars.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Which juror shares the experience of living near the track of an el train?

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

3. How much influence does the foreman have on the other jurors in this case?

4. In the altercation between two jurors, what words used by Juror Three shed light on the earlier discussion about whether people always mean what they say in anger?

5. 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?

(see the answer key)

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