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 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) Tension.
(b) Conflict.
(c) Dialogue.
(d) Antithesis.

2. How old is the man who gives evidence about the events he heard from his room?
(a) 62.
(b) 65.
(c) 75.
(d) 80.

3. What does this experience among the jurors demonstrate about group behavior?
(a) In a group, some members have the power to influence others.
(b) The members tend to split into subgroups.
(c) The most vocal member influences others.
(d) The most powerful member influences others.

4. What two reasons cause a juror to believe there is reasonable doubt about the defendant's guilt after adding doubts about the old man's testimony to earlier discussions about the murder?
(a) The realization that the woman wears glasses and she saw the murder through the train.
(b) The fact that the old man was hearing impaired and wore glasses.
(c) The arguments of Juror Eight and Juror Nine.
(d) The fact that a similar weapon was easily available and that the old man might have been lying.

5. 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?
(a) "I'll kill him!" I'll kill him!"
(b) "Touch me and I'll kill you!"
(c) "Let me just get my hands on him!"
(d) "That's it! I'll kill you!"

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What is the defendant's alibi?

3. How does the dissenting juror suggest that the jury should proceed instead of declaring a "hung" jury?

4. Why does a juror change his vote after the discussion in Act II about the defendant's words?

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

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