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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Act II.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What does Act iI suggest about the reliability of some witnesses in a trial?
(a) They want to be famous.
(b) They may be well-intentioned but unreliable.
(c) They can be influenced by personal experiences with criminals.
(d) They are prone to confusion when questioned by legal experts.
2. How does Juror Three justify his assertion that the defendant must have meant it when he said "I'm going to kill you"?
(a) He states the defendant meant it because he then proceeded to kill.
(b) He states that people always say what they mean when they are angry.
(c) He states that nobody says such words without meaning them.
(d) He states the defendant shouted the words angrily.
3. What important information about the jurors' behavior becomes evident during their deliberations in Act II?
(a) They do not pay much attention to the facts.
(b) They are influenced by the judge's instructions.
(c) They are not interested in justice.
(d) Their judgment is affected by their own personal experiences and values.
4. What is the setting in which the reader first meets the twelve characters who give the play its name?
(a) The bus in which the jurors are being transported to court.
(b) The jury room in a New York court.
(c) The court room.
(d) The murder scene.
5. 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 recommend hanging.
(d) One in which the jurors cannot reach a unanimous verdict.
Short Answer Questions
1. What literary device is used by the writer when he allows Juror Three to prove something to the jurors that is exactly opposite to what he would have wanted?
2. Apart from the action of the dissenting juror in Act 1, what other contributions from a juror suggest there is at least one other juror willing to stand up against the behavior of others?
3. Why does the dissenting juror insist they should spend time examining the evidence in detail?
4. After eleven jurors vote "guilty" and one juror votes "not guilty", what process do the jurors decide on in order to resolve the matter?
5. As the jurors analyze the evidence and arguments more closely, it becomes evident that the dissenting voter is playing a critical role as an agent of change. Which of the following words best describes this role?
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