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 information does Juror Seven provide about the history of the defendant?
(a) He has been charged with murder before.
(b) He has stolen a car, been convicted of mugging and stabbed someone in the arm.
(c) He has been to prison before.
(d) He has been convicted of stealing cars.

2. Which juror accuses the juror who is adamant that he will not see the defendant set free of wanting to be the defendant's executioner?
(a) Juror Five.
(b) Juror Eight.
(c) Juror Nine.
(d) Juror four.

3. In the acting out of the old man's movements from his bed to the door, which juror plays the role of the old man?
(a) Juror Eight.
(b) Juror Nine.
(c) The foreman.
(d) Juror Five.

4. What two types of prejudice are evident in the comments of some of the jurors during Act 1?
(a) Prejudice against the poor and prejudice against the uneducated.
(b) Prejudice against some ethnic groups and prejudice against people from certain areas.
(c) Prejudice against foreigners and class prejudice.
(d) Color prejudice and racial prejudice.

5. How does the involvement of the jury in acting out and assessing the allegations of the old man compare with their earlier attitude towards the evidence?
(a) It shows they no longer believe the evidence.
(b) It represents the trend towards a more reasonable, analytical approach
(c) It shows they are now willing to forget about their personal views.
(d) It shows they think the defendant might be innocent.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does the writer allow one of the jurors to threaten that he will kill another?

2. Which two jurors are moved by the discovery that the old man would have taken longer than he said to move from his bed to the door after hearing the noise upstairs?

3. After eleven jurors vote "guilty" and one juror votes "not guilty", what process do the jurors decide on in order to resolve the matter?

4. What does Juror Eleven assert in defense of the result of the second vote?

5. What does Juror Eight mean when he calls another juror a sadist?

(see the answer key)

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