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 does the behavior of most of the jurors demonstrate about the decisions reached by juries?
(a) If at least one juror is reliable, the others can be influenced.
(b) They are always reliable.
(c) They only reach verdicts after protracted arguments and conflict.
(d) They might be affected by factors that have nothing to do with the evidence.

2. Apart from the defendant, who was arrested for handling a weapon?
(a) The witness who took the weapon until the police arrived.
(b) The friend of the defendant.
(c) Juror Eight.
(d) The storekeeper who sold the defendant a weapon.

3. How many days has the trial been going on when the jurors begin their deliberations?
(a) Six days.
(b) Seven days.
(c) Three days.
(d) Five days.

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

5. What attribute is demonstrated by Juror Nine which helps the other jurors to unravel the case?
(a) Insights gained from being a parent.
(b) Knowledge of the law.
(c) Insight into human behavior.
(d) Insights gained from previous experience on a jury.

Short Answer Questions

1. 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?

2. What important shift in the attitude of many jurors takes place during the debates in Act II about the case?

3. How does the defendant account for the fact that after the murder he does not have the weapon he bought?

4. What do the actions of Juror Nine in Act II reveal about his character?

5. Apart from the action of the dissenting juror in Act 1, what other contributions from a juror suggest there is at least one other juror willing to stand up against the behavior of others?

(see the answer key)

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