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. Based on the developments of Act II, what are the jurors on their way to proving?
(a) That they can prove someone else committed the murder.
(b) That they discussed the case thoroughly.
(c) That there is reasonable doubt about the defendant's guilt.
(d) That they all agree.

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

3. What does the verdict from the second vote among jurors prove?
(a) That the dissenting juror is right in his "not guilty" verdict.
(b) That the evidence is clearer after the discussion.
(c) That the arguments presented by the dissenting juror had some effect.
(d) That the foreman does a good job of managing the ballot.

4. Why is the decision making process conducted by a group more complex than one that is made by just an individual?
(a) It takes time for everyone to express personal views in a group.
(b) People influence each other in a group.
(c) In a group there are many contending personalities and views.
(d) It is not more complex, it just takes longer.

5. What two types of prejudice are evident in the comments of some of the jurors during Act 1?
(a) Prejudice against foreigners and class prejudice.
(b) Prejudice against some ethnic groups and prejudice against people from certain areas.
(c) Prejudice against the poor and prejudice against the uneducated.
(d) Color prejudice and racial prejudice.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which juror reacts to the results of the vote taken after the discussion about intelligence?

2. According to one of the witnesses, what was the defendant alleged to have shouted out to his father on the night of the murder?

3. How do the other jurors react when one of them reacts explosively after the discussion about the defendant's intelligence?

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

5. What reason does the juror who changes his mind give for doing so?

(see the answer key)

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