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 the defendant account for the fact that after the murder he does not have the weapon he bought?
(a) He says he left it at his friend's house.
(b) He says he lost it at the football game.
(c) He says it was stolen.
(d) He says it must have fallen through a hole in his coat pocket.

2. What is a hung jury?
(a) One in which the foreman cannot control the jurors.
(b) One in which the evidence is inconclusive.
(c) One in which the jurors cannot reach a unanimous verdict.
(d) One in which the jurors recommend hanging.

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

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

5. Which juror shares the experience of living near the track of an el train?
(a) Juror Ten.
(b) Juror Two.
(c) Juror Seven.
(d) Juror Eight.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What term used in Act 1 establishes that the defendant is thought to have committed a murder that is intentional and deliberately planned ahead of time?

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

4. What is "the burden of proof"?

5. How does the dissenting juror discredit the allegation that the murder weapon is unique?

(see the answer key)

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