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. What attribute is demonstrated by Juror Nine which helps the other jurors to unravel the case?
(a) Insights gained from previous experience on a jury.
(b) Insights gained from being a parent.
(c) Insight into human behavior.
(d) Knowledge of the law.

2. How much influence does the foreman have on the other jurors in this case?
(a) He hardly speaks.
(b) He changes the course of the discussion at different stages.
(c) He has little influence.
(d) A great deal of influence.

3. 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?
(a) Juror One says people are free to disagree.
(b) The foreman orders the jurors to be orderly.
(c) Juror Six says America is a free country.
(d) A juror rebukes Juror Ten for his racist comment.

4. What does this experience among the jurors demonstrate about group behavior?
(a) The most powerful member influences others.
(b) In a group, some members have the power to influence others.
(c) The most vocal member influences others.
(d) The members tend to split into subgroups.

5. After the knife discussion, how do the other jurors pressure the dissenting juror to make him change his vote?
(a) They suggest that he is not intelligent enough to understand the evidence.
(b) They suggest that he is inferior because he is from the ghetto.
(c) They say he is the only one and they will return a "hung jury" verdict.
(d) They suggest that he is on the side of law breakers.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Juror Three do to infuriate Juror Eight in Act II?

2. After eleven jurors vote "guilty" and one juror votes "not guilty", what process do the jurors decide on in order to resolve the matter?

3. As Act II progresses, how does Juror Three's attitude contrast with the attitude of Juror Four?

4. How does the dissenting juror suggest that the jury should proceed instead of declaring a "hung" jury?

5. Why does the dissenting juror insist they should spend time examining the evidence in detail?

(see the answer key)

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