Twelve Angry Men Quiz | Eight Week Quiz E

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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 Juror Eight get the others to realize that the defendant might not have killed his father although he said "I'm gonna kill you"?
(a) He says that many people say things they don't really mean.
(b) He says the defendant might have been provoked by his father.
(c) He says the defendant might just have been angry.
(d) He asks them to consider how many times they have said similar words with no intention to kill.

2. How does the dissenting juror suggest that the jury should proceed instead of declaring a "hung" jury?
(a) He suggests they deliberate further.
(b) He suggests the eleven men vote again while he abstains; if one of the eleven votes "not guilty" they should discuss the case further.
(c) He suggests they ask for additional evidence.
(d) He suggests they all take a new vote.

3. What is the defendant's alibi?
(a) He claims to have been at the movies.
(b) He claims to have been hanging out with his friends.
(c) He claims to have been at the ball game.
(d) He claims to have been at the store.

4. According to one of the witnesses, what was the defendant alleged to have shouted out to his father on the night of the murder?
(a) "I hate you and I am going to kill you!"
(b) "You are the worst father and I wish you were dead!"
(c) "I'm gonna kill you!"
(d) "I hate you and I wish you were dead!"

5. What attribute is consistently demonstrated by Juror Eight which helps the other jurors to unravel the case?
(a) Knowledge of law.
(b) Arrogance.
(c) The ability to argue.
(d) Careful attention to details.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why is the decision making process conducted by a group more complex than one that is made by just an individual?

2. Which juror says he would change his vote if he could find one reason to make him question the defendant's guilt?

3. What does the behavior of most of the jurors demonstrate about the decisions reached by juries?

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

5. Why does the dissenting juror challenge the fact that other jurors are willing to take the alleged eyewitness' word when they would not accept the defendant's word?

(see the answer key)

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