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. Why was the alleged eyewitness awake at the time of the murder?
(a) It was noisy because of the train.
(b) It was too hot to sleep.
(c) It was a stormy night.
(d) It was cold.

2. What is "the burden of proof"?
(a) The responsibility of the jury to come up with the right verdict.
(b) The principle stating the defendant does not have to prove anything but the prosecution must prove guilt.
(c) The responsibility of proving one's innocence.
(d) The responsibility of the judge in proving guilt or innocence.

3. Of what is Juror Eight accused by an angry juror after others begin to change their votes in Act II?
(a) Of trying to be a lawyer.
(b) Of being a "bleeding heart" trying to spare a ghetto kid.
(c) Of defending wrongdoers.
(d) Of bullying.

4. Which of the jurors comment that they all had difficult lives, so a difficult life should not explain the defendant's history of violence?
(a) 3, 4, 11 and 12.
(b) 4, 7, 3 and 11.
(c) 6,7,1 and 3.
(d) 3, 6, 9 and 12.

5. What source of information from the trial do the jurors use to help them estimate the time of the events surrounding the murder?
(a) The transcript of the old man's testimony.
(b) Photographs of the building.
(c) They get the dimensions of the old man's room from a diagram of the apartment building.
(d) The old man's diary.

Short Answer Questions

1. What two types of prejudice are evident in the comments of some of the jurors during Act 1?

2. According to the old man witness, where was he when he heard the argument between the defendant and his father?

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

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

5. According to the juror who used to live by the el train, how long would the train take to pass a particular point?

(see the answer key)

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