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 does the prosecution help to establish for the jury that the eyewitness was in a position to see the murder?
(a) The jury is taken to the home of the eyewitness to observe the conditions under which the murder was witnessed.
(b) They present other witnesses who say the same thing.
(c) They show a videotape illustrating how the murder could have been seen.
(d) They provide pictures of the apartment and the surroundings.

2. What does Juror Three do to infuriate Juror Eight in Act II?
(a) He takes out his newspaper and starts reading.
(b) He takes out his notepad and starts drawing.
(c) He tries to play tic-tac-toe with Juror Twelve.
(d) He strikes up a private conversation with Juror Twelve.

3. 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."

4. Why does the writer allow one of the jurors to threaten that he will kill another?
(a) To demonstrate the level of tension and conflict.
(b) To prove how angry he is.
(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.

5. Why is the decision making process conducted by a group more complex than one that is made by just an individual?
(a) It is not more complex, it just takes longer.
(b) In a group there are many contending personalities and views.
(c) People influence each other in a group.
(d) It takes time for everyone to express personal views in a group.

Short Answer Questions

1. What significant information about the impact of an el train does the juror who used to live near it share?

2. How does the dissenting juror explain the defendant's record of violence?

3. What does Juror Ten point out about an eyewitness to the murder?

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?

5. Where was the old man witness when he saw the defendant running down the stairs?

(see the answer key)

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