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 progress of the discussion in Act II affect the behavior of the group of jurors?
(a) The jurors begin to listen to Juror Eight.
(b) The jurors continue to hurry towards a conclusion.
(c) As a group, the jurors develop insights that they could not have individually.
(d) The jurors begin to take the defendant more seriously.

2. After the knife discussion, how do the other jurors pressure the dissenting juror to make him change his vote?
(a) They suggest that he is not intelligent enough to understand the evidence.
(b) They suggest that he is on the side of law breakers.
(c) They say he is the only one and they will return a "hung jury" verdict.
(d) They suggest that he is inferior because he is from the ghetto.

3. What important fact does Juror Three point out about something the defendant purchased on the day of the murder?
(a) The defendant purchased a dangerous knife.
(b) The defendant purchased a knife identical to the murder weapon.
(c) The defendant purchased a pen knife that could have inflicted a fatal wound.
(d) The defendant purchased a butcher knife similar to the murder weapon.

4. What significant information about the impact of an el train does the juror who used to live near it share?
(a) You cannot see clearly through the windows.
(b) It is very heavy.
(c) It does not run after dark.
(d) It is very noisy.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is the defendant and for what is he being tried?

2. What starts the physical confrontation between two jurors in Act II?

3. What principle is supposed to guide the composition of a jury in relation to the defendant?

4. What attribute is consistently demonstrated by Juror Eight which helps the other jurors to unravel the case?

5. What comment by Juror Ten reveals his prejudice?

(see the answer key)

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