Twelve Angry Men Quiz | Eight Week Quiz F

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Act III.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. On what simple fact does the entire case ultimately hang?
(a) The fact that the murder weapon is not as unusual as the testimony suggested.
(b) The fact that the alleged eyewitness has impaired vision.
(c) The fact that the defendant is shorter than the victim.
(d) The fact that the witness sees the murder through a passing train.

2. Why is it necessary for the jury to repeat their discussion of evidence that they discussed at the very beginning of the play?
(a) At the beginning, they are annoyed with the dissenting voter.
(b) At the beginning, no one is listening or analyzing the facts.
(c) At the beginning, they are arguing bitterly.
(d) There are too many details to remember.

3. After eleven jurors vote "guilty" and one juror votes "not guilty", what process do the jurors decide on in order to resolve the matter?
(a) They decide to re-examine the evidence.
(b) They decide to take in a verdict of "undecided".
(c) They decide that the eleven men should each take a turn to explain to the dissenting juror why he is wrong.
(d) They decide to separate into two groups and discuss different aspects of the evidence.

4. In the altercation between two jurors, what words used by Juror Three shed light on the earlier discussion about whether people always mean what they say in anger?
(a) "Let me just get my hands on him!"
(b) "That's it! I'll kill you!"
(c) "I'll kill him!" I'll kill him!"
(d) "Touch me and I'll kill you!"

5. After the knife discussion, how do the other jurors pressure the dissenting juror to make him change his vote?
(a) They say he is the only one and they will return a "hung jury" verdict.
(b) They suggest that he is inferior because he is from the ghetto.
(c) They suggest that he is not intelligent enough to understand the evidence.
(d) They suggest that he is on the side of law breakers.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the outcome of the "different" vote suggested by the dissenting voter?

2. Who is the defendant and for what is he being tried?

3. What comment by Juror Ten reveals his prejudice?

4. In the beginning of the deliberations, how do most of the jurors demonstrate a lack of seriousness about their role as jurors?

5. What doesJuror Eight suggest to explain why the old man might not actually have seen the defendant running down the stairs?

(see the answer key)

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