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. Considering the information available about the defendant, to what extent does the composition of this jury reflect the principle that should guide the composition of a jury trying a case?
(a) To a limited extent.
(b) To a great extent.
(c) Not at all.
(d) Totally.

2. Which juror accuses the juror who is adamant that he will not see the defendant set free of wanting to be the defendant's executioner?
(a) Juror four.
(b) Juror Eight.
(c) Juror Nine.
(d) Juror Five.

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

4. What is the state of mind of most of jurors as they enter the jury room?
(a) Eager to return a just verdict even though they are uncomfortable.
(b) Tired, but committed to spending whatever time it takes to analyze the evidence.
(c) Tired, uncomfortable and eager to return with a guilty verdict.
(d) Willing to do whatever is necessary to reach the right verdict.

5. What is the reaction of the jury when the dissenting juror discredits the allegation that the weapon is unique?
(a) They claim he is a criminal just like the defendant.
(b) They are astonished and one says that it is illegal to purchase such things.
(c) They begin to fight him.
(d) They are enlightened.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the reaction to the vote taken at the end of Act 1?

2. How much influence does the foreman have on the other jurors in this case?

3. Which two jurors are moved by the discovery about the timing involved in the old man's story?

4. How does Juror Four challenge the defendant's alibi?

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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