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. What reason does the juror who changes his mind give for doing so?
(a) He now believes the jury was too hasty.
(b) He admires the conviction of the juror who stood alone against the rest.
(c) He now believes the defendant is innocent.
(d) He now believes the evidence is questionable.

2. How does the dissenting juror discredit the allegation that the murder weapon is unique?
(a) He shows pictures of several similar weapons.
(b) He presents an identical weapon taken from his own pocket.
(c) He reads an article stating that there are hundreds of similar weapons for sale in the community.
(d) He says he has used a similar weapon for hunting.

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

4. How do the jurors try to get an accurate estimate of the time of the events described by the old man?
(a) They ask for detailed information from the notes of the trial.
(b) They ask each juror to explain exactly what he heard the old man say.
(c) They act out the scene in the jury room and time the different events that the old man described.
(d) They ask the foreman to read over the transcript.

5. How does the prosecution help to establish for the jury that the eyewitness was in a position to see the murder?
(a) They provide pictures of the apartment and the surroundings.
(b) They present other witnesses who say the same thing.
(c) The jury is taken to the home of the eyewitness to observe the conditions under which the murder was witnessed.
(d) They show a videotape illustrating how the murder could have been seen.

Short Answer Questions

1. What conclusions about the defendant's intelligence is the jury led to by the reasoning in which one juror engages in Act III?

2. What is the response of Juror Four to the threat made by another juror after the jurors discuss the crucial witness and vote in Act III?

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

4. Considering the information available about the defendant, to what extent does the composition of this jury reflect the principle that should guide the composition of a jury trying a case?

5. 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?

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