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 is the most significant method used by Juror Eight to influence other jurors?
(a) Ability to listen.
(b) Concern for the defendant.
(c) Logical reasoning.
(d) Concern for justice.

2. 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 are enlightened.
(d) They begin to fight him.

3. Why is the decision making process conducted by a group more complex than one that is made by just an individual?
(a) In a group there are many contending personalities and views.
(b) It takes time for everyone to express personal views in a group.
(c) People influence each other in a group.
(d) It is not more complex, it just takes longer.

4. 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) Insight into human behavior.
(c) Insights gained from being a parent.
(d) Knowledge of the law.

5. Who jams the murder weapon into the wall?
(a) The foreman.
(b) Juror Eight.
(c) Juror four.
(d) Juror Nine.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. After getting a more accurate timing of the events described by the old man, what do the jurors realize?

4. How does the progress of the discussion in Act II affect the behavior of the group of jurors?

5. Where does the old man who testifies for the prosecution live?

(see the answer key)

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