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. Before the jurors depart for the jury room, who gives them final instructions?
(a) The prosecution.
(b) The judge.
(c) The defense.
(d) The foreman.

2. Where was the victim wounded?
(a) In the stomach.
(b) In the head.
(c) In the chest.
(d) In the face.

3. Of what is Juror Eight accused by an angry juror after others begin to change their votes in Act II?
(a) Of bullying.
(b) Of trying to be a lawyer.
(c) Of being a "bleeding heart" trying to spare a ghetto kid.
(d) Of defending wrongdoers.

4. Why is it clear from the dissenting juror's action that anyone could have had a weapon similar to the murder weapon?
(a) He borrowed it from a policeman who said they confiscate them from schoolboys all the time.
(b) He purchased it for $2.00 from a shop near the defendant's house.
(c) He found it on the street.
(d) He purchased it for $10 from a hunting shop nearby.

5. What principle is supposed to guide the composition of a jury in relation to the defendant?
(a) They should know the defendent's circumstances well.
(b) They should be from the same ethnic group.
(c) They should be twelve members of the community who are the defendant's peers.
(d) They should be from similar backgrounds.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the behavior of most of the jurors demonstrate about the decisions reached by juries?

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

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. 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?

5. Why does the dissenting juror challenge the fact that other jurors are willing to take the alleged eyewitness' word when they would not accept the defendant's word?

(see the answer key)

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