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. Why does the writer allow one of the jurors to threaten that he will kill another?
(a) To demonstrate the level of tension and conflict.
(b) To prove the point that people often utter threats that they do not intend to carry out.
(c) To show how much he hates the man who voted against the others.
(d) To prove how angry he is.

2. In what process does the defendant ask questions of the prosecution's witnesses?
(a) Reverse examination.
(b) Witness examination.
(c) Defense examination.
(d) Cross-examination.

3. What doesJuror Eight suggest to explain why the old man might not actually have seen the defendant running down the stairs?
(a) The lighting is poor.
(b) The old man's vision is poor.
(c) The trees around the building would have created shadows.
(d) The old man might have been confused in the darkness.

4. What is the outcome of the "different" vote suggested by the dissenting voter?
(a) There is a change in the outcome.
(b) All vote "not guilty".
(c) Nine jurors vote "guilty" and two vote "not guilty".
(d) Eight jurors vote "guilty" and three vote "not guilty".

5. What is the central dilemma facing the protagonist in the early stages of the play?
(a) Whether to oppose the weight of evidence and the vote of the majority even though he is not convinced of the defendant's innocence.
(b) Whether to reveal that he is uncertain about the defendant's innocence.
(c) Whether to openly challenge the prejudices of the other jurors.
(d) Whether to reveal the weapon that he buys at the corner shop.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What significant words does a juror use in response to the angry outburst of the juror who explodes in Act III?

3. What impact does the jurors' discovery in Act III about the timing of the events have on some jurors?

4. Which juror asks the guard to bring in the murder weapon for closer examination?

5. Which of the following has the writer made very clear by the end of the play?

(see the answer key)

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