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 term used in Act 1 establishes that the defendant is thought to have committed a murder that is intentional and deliberately planned ahead of time?
(a) First degree murder.
(b) Second degree murder.
(c) Manslaughter.
(d) Murder with malice aforethought.

2. As Act II progresses, how does Juror Three's attitude contrast with the attitude of Juror Four?
(a) Juror Three is a bully; Juror four acts as if he has superior knowledge.
(b) There is no contrast; they are both influenced by the belief that the defendant is guilty.
(c) Juror Three is irrational while Juror Four reasons out his contributions carefully.
(d) Juror Three has a closed mind while Juror Four is willing to listen and consider new possibilities.

3. Which juror rebukes Juror Ten for his racist comment?
(a) Juror Eight.
(b) Juror Seven.
(c) The foreman.
(d) Juror Nine.

4. How do the jurors try to get an accurate estimate of the time of the events described by the old man?
(a) They act out the scene in the jury room and time the different events that the old man described.
(b) They ask for detailed information from the notes of the trial.
(c) They ask each juror to explain exactly what he heard the old man say.
(d) They ask the foreman to read over the transcript.

5. What important facts are revealed about the circumstances of the defendant's life by the juror who votes "not guilty" in the first round of voting?
(a) He is an orphan and member of a minority group.
(b) He has had a difficult life in a ghetto without a father.
(c) He has been in and out of prison for stealing cars.
(d) He has had a difficult life in a ghetto; his mother is dead and his father has beaten him regularly.

Short Answer Questions

1. What doesJuror Eight suggest to explain why the old man might not actually have seen the defendant running down the stairs?

2. According to one witness, where in the apartment building did the murder occur?

3. Who is left holding a weapon at the end of the play?

4. What is the reason for Juror Two's doubts about the wound?

5. 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?

(see the answer key)

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