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. What important information casts doubts on the eyewitness' story in the first discussion of the evidence?
(a) The eyewitness has to walk a long way to the door after hearing the body fall.
(b) The eyewitness is old with impaired vision.
(c) The eyewitness wears glasses.
(d) The eyewitness claims to have seen the murder through the windows of a passing elevated train.

2. What literary device is used by the writer to create a high level of interest in the play by presenting the strongly contending views of the jurors?
(a) Dialogue.
(b) Conflict.
(c) Antithesis.
(d) Tension.

3. 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?
(a) Radical.
(b) Rebel.
(c) Catalyst.
(d) Revolutionary.

4. Who is the defendant and for what is he being tried?
(a) A young man is being tried for the murder of his father.
(b) A man is being tried for the murder of the woman next door.
(c) A man is being tried for the murder of his son.
(d) A boy is being tried for the murder of a man downstairs.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. What is the reaction of the jury when the dissenting juror discredits the allegation that the weapon is unique?

4. How does the timing described in the old man's testimony affect the jurors' analysis?

5. Which juror admits to having changed his vote?

(see the answer key)

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