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

2. How does the dissenting juror suggest that the jury should proceed instead of declaring a "hung" jury?
(a) He suggests they ask for additional evidence.
(b) He suggests they all take a new vote.
(c) He suggests the eleven men vote again while he abstains; if one of the eleven votes "not guilty" they should discuss the case further.
(d) He suggests they deliberate further.

3. As Act II progresses, how does Juror Three's attitude contrast with the attitude of Juror Four?
(a) Juror Three is irrational while Juror Four reasons out his contributions carefully.
(b) There is no contrast; they are both influenced by the belief that the defendant is guilty.
(c) Juror Three is a bully; Juror four acts as if he has superior knowledge.
(d) Juror Three has a closed mind while Juror Four is willing to listen and consider new possibilities.

4. After getting a more accurate timing of the events described by the old man, what do the jurors realize?
(a) It takes 50 seconds to get to a certain point which the old man said took10 seconds.
(b) It takes more time than the old man said to move from his bed to the window.
(c) It takes 39 seconds to get to a certain point which the old man said took 10 seconds.
(d) It takes 42 seconds to get to a certain point which the old man said took 10 seconds.

5. Which juror asks the guard to bring in the murder weapon for closer examination?
(a) Juror Eight.
(b) Juror Three.
(c) Juror Nine.
(d) The foreman.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the verdict from the second vote among jurors prove?

2. How does the defendant account for the fact that after the murder he does not have the weapon he bought?

3. Which two jurors are moved by the discovery that the old man would have taken longer than he said to move from his bed to the door after hearing the noise upstairs?

4. What important information casts doubts on the eyewitness' story in the first discussion of the evidence?

5. What is the setting in which the reader first meets the twelve characters who give the play its name?

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