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 information does Juror Seven provide about the history of the defendant?
(a) He has been charged with murder before.
(b) He has been convicted of stealing cars.
(c) He has been to prison before.
(d) He has stolen a car, been convicted of mugging and stabbed someone in the arm.

2. Why does a juror change his vote after the discussion in Act II about the defendant's words?
(a) He is from the ghetto and believes the defendant has been the victim of prejudice.
(b) He says there is now reasonable doubt.
(c) He believes the whole jury is going to change.
(d) Juror Eight proves that people often say things they don't mean.

3. Apart from the defendant, who was arrested for handling a weapon?
(a) Juror Eight.
(b) The storekeeper who sold the defendant a weapon.
(c) The friend of the defendant.
(d) The witness who took the weapon until the police arrived.

4. What important fact does Juror Three point out about something the defendant purchased on the day of the murder?
(a) The defendant purchased a knife identical to the murder weapon.
(b) The defendant purchased a butcher knife similar to the murder weapon.
(c) The defendant purchased a dangerous knife.
(d) The defendant purchased a pen knife that could have inflicted a fatal wound.

5. What is the defendant's alibi?
(a) He claims to have been at the movies.
(b) He claims to have been at the store.
(c) He claims to have been hanging out with his friends.
(d) He claims to have been at the ball game.

Short Answer Questions

1. What literary device is used by the writer to create a high level of interest in the play by presenting the strongly contending views of the jurors?

2. What does Juror Ten point out about an eyewitness to the murder?

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

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

5. What does Juror Three convey to the jurors by his insistence of the defendant's guilt?

(see the answer key)

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