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 Juror Four challenge the defendant's alibi?
(a) The defendant cannot name the friend he was with.
(b) Noone saw the defendant.
(c) The ticket collector at the game does not remember the defendent
(d) The defendant can give no details about what he claims to have been doing.

2. What is the defendant's alibi?
(a) He claims to have been hanging out with his friends.
(b) He claims to have been at the store.
(c) He claims to have been at the movies.
(d) He claims to have been at the ball game.

3. At what age was the defendant in reform school?
(a) Sixteen.
(b) Thirteen.
(c) Fifteen.
(d) Fourteen.

4. What is the setting in which the reader first meets the twelve characters who give the play its name?
(a) The bus in which the jurors are being transported to court.
(b) The jury room in a New York court.
(c) The murder scene.
(d) The court room.

5. What reason does the juror who changes his mind give for doing so?
(a) He now believes the evidence is questionable.
(b) He now believes the jury was too hasty.
(c) He admires the conviction of the juror who stood alone against the rest.
(d) He now believes the defendant is innocent.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why is the murder weapon jammed into the wall?

2. What important fact does Juror Three point out about something the defendant purchased on the day of the murder?

3. Based on the impact of their testimony on the jury, who are the two most important witnesses?

4. In the acting out of the old man's movements from his bed to the door, which juror plays the role of the old man?

5. Which of the jurors comment that they all had difficult lives, so a difficult life should not explain the defendant's history of violence?

(see the answer key)

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