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 does a juror change his vote after the discussion in Act II about the defendant's words?
(a) He is from the ghetto and believes the defendant has been the victim of prejudice.
(b) Juror Eight proves that people often say things they don't mean.
(c) He says there is now reasonable doubt.
(d) He believes the whole jury is going to change.

2. How do the jurors try to get an accurate estimate of the time of the events described by the old man?
(a) They ask for detailed information from the notes of the trial.
(b) They act out the scene in the jury room and time the different events that the old man described.
(c) They ask each juror to explain exactly what he heard the old man say.
(d) They ask the foreman to read over the transcript.

3. How old was the defendant when he lost his mother?
(a) Nine years old.
(b) Eleven years old.
(c) Six years old.
(d) Thirteen years old.

4. How does the prosecution help to establish for the jury that the eyewitness was in a position to see the murder?
(a) They show a videotape illustrating how the murder could have been seen.
(b) The jury is taken to the home of the eyewitness to observe the conditions under which the murder was witnessed.
(c) They present other witnesses who say the same thing.
(d) They provide pictures of the apartment and the surroundings.

5. Why is it clear from the dissenting juror's action that anyone could have had a weapon similar to the murder weapon?
(a) He found it on the street.
(b) He purchased it for $10 from a hunting shop nearby.
(c) He purchased it for $2.00 from a shop near the defendant's house.
(d) He borrowed it from a policeman who said they confiscate them from schoolboys all the time.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Act iI suggest about the reliability of some witnesses in a trial?

2. According to one witness, where in the apartment building did the murder occur?

3. How does Juror Eight capitalize on the error made by Juror Three in threatening to kill him?

4. What two reasons cause a juror to believe there is reasonable doubt about the defendant's guilt after adding doubts about the old man's testimony to earlier discussions about the murder?

5. Who jams the murder weapon into the wall?

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