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. How many days has the trial been going on when the jurors begin their deliberations?
(a) Seven days.
(b) Five days.
(c) Six days.
(d) Three days.

2. What does Juror Nine observe about the old man witness, which leads to his insights about his life?
(a) He notices that the old man was nervous and agitated
(b) He notices that the old man wore a hearing aid.
(c) He notices that the old man spoke uncertainly when asked questions in the courtroom.
(d) He notices that the old man was dressed in shabby clothes and uses two canes.

3. 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.

4. What two types of prejudice are evident in the comments of some of the jurors during Act 1?
(a) Prejudice against some ethnic groups and prejudice against people from certain areas.
(b) Color prejudice and racial prejudice.
(c) Prejudice against the poor and prejudice against the uneducated.
(d) Prejudice against foreigners and class prejudice.

5. How do some members of the jury respond to those who disagree?
(a) With an open mind.
(b) With additional questions.
(c) With ostracism and ridicule.
(d) With contradictions.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does the dissenting juror challenge the fact that other jurors are willing to take the alleged eyewitness' word when they would not accept the defendant's word?

2. As the jurors discuss "reasonable doubt", why does Juror Nine become more and more uneasy?

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

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

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

(see the answer key)

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