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 new perspective does Juror Four point out as soon as they begin deliberating again in Act III?
(a) He suggests that the old man actually saw the defendant from his bathroom window.
(b) He suggests that the old man's clock was fast.
(c) He says the old man might have been wrong about the timing of his movements, but he could be right about what he saw.
(d) He suggests that the man is confused by the courtroom setting but is not a liar.

2. What important information about the jurors' behavior becomes evident during their deliberations in Act II?
(a) They do not pay much attention to the facts.
(b) They are not interested in justice.
(c) They are influenced by the judge's instructions.
(d) Their judgment is affected by their own personal experiences and values.

3. 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) Juror Eight proves that people often say things they don't mean.
(c) He says there is now reasonable doubt.
(d) He believes the whole jury is going to change.

4. How does Juror Three justify his assertion that the defendant must have meant it when he said "I'm going to kill you"?
(a) He states that nobody says such words without meaning them.
(b) He states the defendant shouted the words angrily.
(c) He states that people always say what they mean when they are angry.
(d) He states the defendant meant it because he then proceeded to kill.

5. According to the discussion, what kind of relationship exists between the victim and the defendant?
(a) A relationship of bitterness and resentment.
(b) A violent relationship with frequent fights.
(c) A distant relationship with little communication.
(d) A good relationship even though there are occasional quarrels.

Short Answer Questions

1. Apart from the action of the dissenting juror in Act 1, what other contributions from a juror suggest there is at least one other juror willing to stand up against the behavior of others?

2. How does Juror Eight capitalize on the error made by Juror Three in threatening to kill him?

3. According to the old man witness, where was he when he heard the argument between the defendant and his father?

4. Which juror says he would change his vote if he could find one reason to make him question the defendant's guilt?

5. What techniques does the writer use to illustrate the characters of the contending jurors?

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