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

2. 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) "That's it! I'll kill you!"
(b) "Let me just get my hands on him!"
(c) "Touch me and I'll kill you!"
(d) "I'll kill him!" I'll kill him!"

3. 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 defendant is shorter than the victim.
(c) The fact that the witness sees the murder through a passing train.
(d) The fact that the alleged eyewitness has impaired vision.

4. What does Act iI suggest about the reliability of some witnesses in a trial?
(a) They can be influenced by personal experiences with criminals.
(b) They want to be famous.
(c) They are prone to confusion when questioned by legal experts.
(d) They may be well-intentioned but unreliable.

5. What does Juror Three do to infuriate Juror Eight in Act II?
(a) He takes out his newspaper and starts reading.
(b) He tries to play tic-tac-toe with Juror Twelve.
(c) He takes out his notepad and starts drawing.
(d) He strikes up a private conversation with Juror Twelve.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Who is the protagonist in the play?

3. When asking the reason for the change in their votes in Act III, what does a juror point out to the other jurors?

4. How does the dissenting juror finally get the jurors to consider the case from a different perspective?

5. How does the progress of the discussion in Act II affect the behavior of the group of jurors?

(see the answer key)

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