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. Why do the jurors take a vote before discussing the evidence?
(a) The judge instructs them to do so.
(b) So they can leave quickly.
(c) The verdict is obvious.
(d) To get an early indication of where they stand on the verdict

2. What does Act iI suggest about the reliability of some witnesses in a trial?
(a) They can be influenced by personal experiences with criminals.
(b) They are prone to confusion when questioned by legal experts.
(c) They may be well-intentioned but unreliable.
(d) They want to be famous.

3. 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 wears glasses.
(c) The eyewitness claims to have seen the murder through the windows of a passing elevated train.
(d) The eyewitness is old with impaired vision.

4. Which juror admits to having changed his vote?
(a) Juror Ten.
(b) Juror Five.
(c) Juror Nine.
(d) Juror Eleven.

5. What is the most significant method used by Juror Eight to influence other jurors?
(a) Concern for the defendant.
(b) Concern for justice.
(c) Logical reasoning.
(d) Ability to listen.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is a hung jury?

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

3. How does the prosecution help to establish for the jury that the eyewitness was in a position to see the murder?

4. Considering the information available about the defendant, to what extent does the composition of this jury reflect the principle that should guide the composition of a jury trying a case?

5. At what time is the murder alleged to have occurred?

(see the answer key)

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