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. How does the dissenting juror explain the defendant's record of violence?
(a) He says the defendant has been wayward because of bad company.
(b) He says the defendant has an abusive father who has beaten him since he was a young boy.
(c) He says the defendant was left by his mother as a child.
(d) He says the defendant has been conditioned this way by living in the ghetto.

2. How much influence does the foreman have on the other jurors in this case?
(a) He has little influence.
(b) He hardly speaks.
(c) He changes the course of the discussion at different stages.
(d) A great deal of influence.

3. Why does the dissenting juror challenge the fact that other jurors are willing to take the alleged eyewitness' word when they would not accept the defendant's word?
(a) Because they assert that the eyewitness was unreliable.
(b) Because they assert that all people from the defendant's community are liars and the eyewitness is from the area.
(c) Because the eyewitness belongs to the same family as the victim.
(d) Because the eyewitness belongs to the same ethnic group.

4. Why does the writer cause the vote taken just before the end of the play to be the exact opposite of the one at the beginning?
(a) To prove that the original vote was correct.
(b) To emphasize the conflict.
(c) To emphasize that the original disagreement only became worse as the play progressed.
(d) To emphasize the total reversal of events.

5. What do the actions of Juror Nine in Act II reveal about his character?
(a) He has thought about the evidence.
(b) He is afraid of Juror Eight.
(c) He believes the defendant is innocent.
(d) He is willing to stand up for his beliefs in spite of pressure.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which juror declares in Act III that he will never change his vote?

2. 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?

3. Which juror becomes the real leader of the group?

4. What is "the burden of proof"?

5. What kind of man is the dissenting juror?

(see the answer key)

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