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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 at the store.
(c) He claims to have been at the movies.
(d) He claims to have been hanging out with his friends.
2. What important information casts doubts on the eyewitness' story in the first discussion of the evidence?
(a) The eyewitness has to walk a long way to the door after hearing the body fall.
(b) The eyewitness wears glasses.
(c) The eyewitness is old with impaired vision.
(d) The eyewitness claims to have seen the murder through the windows of a passing elevated train.
3. As the jurors analyze the evidence and arguments more closely, it becomes evident that the dissenting voter is playing a critical role as an agent of change. Which of the following words best describes this role?
4. To what aspect of the evidence do Juror Three and Four return after the discussion about the defendant's intelligence and the taking of the vote?
(a) They say the most crucial witness is the defendant.
(b) They say the most crucial witness is the policeman who described the murder scene.
(c) They say the most crucial witness is the old man whose testimony they previously discussed.
(d) They say the most crucial witness is the woman across the street.
5. What does the crucial eyewitness in Act III claim about the events surrounding the murder?
(a) The witness claims to have seen the old man fall.
(b) The witness claims to have looked out the window and seen the murder.
(c) The witness claims to have heard the body fall.
(d) The witness claims to have seen the defendant running down the corridor.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Act iI suggest about the reliability of some witnesses in a trial?
2. Why does the writer allow one of the jurors to threaten that he will kill another?
3. What does Juror Nine observe about the old man witness, which leads to his insights about his life?
4. What does Juror Three suggest about how much time the murder would have taken?
5. Who are the last two jurors to leave the jury room?
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