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. Which juror rebukes Juror Ten for his racist comment?
(a) Juror Eight.
(b) Juror Seven.
(c) Juror Nine.
(d) The foreman.

2. What is a hung jury?
(a) One in which the foreman cannot control the jurors.
(b) One in which the evidence is inconclusive.
(c) One in which the jurors cannot reach a unanimous verdict.
(d) One in which the jurors recommend hanging.

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

4. How does Juror Eight capitalize on the error made by Juror Three in threatening to kill him?
(a) He asks Juror Three if he would really kill him.
(b) He tells the other jurors "See? He said what he didn't mean."
(c) He asks Juror Three whether he really means that.
(d) He asks the other jurors if they think that Juror Three would really kill him.

5. How does Juror Eight get the others to realize that the defendant might not have killed his father although he said "I'm gonna kill you"?
(a) He says the defendant might have been provoked by his father.
(b) He asks them to consider how many times they have said similar words with no intention to kill.
(c) He says the defendant might just have been angry.
(d) He says that many people say things they don't really mean.

Short Answer Questions

1. What attribute is demonstrated by Juror Nine which helps the other jurors to unravel the case?

2. What is the most significant method used by Juror Eight to influence other jurors?

3. How does the dissenting juror discredit the allegation that the murder weapon is unique?

4. How old is the man who gives evidence about the events he heard from his room?

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

(see the answer key)

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