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 vote stand at the end of the discussion about the testimony of the crucial witness in Act III?
(a) The jury arrives at a consensus.
(b) One juror stands alone.
(c) Two jurors hold out on their "guilty" votes.
(d) Another juror joins the two who changed their vote.

2. How does the defendant account for the fact that after the murder he does not have the weapon he bought?
(a) He says it was stolen.
(b) He says he left it at his friend's house.
(c) He says it must have fallen through a hole in his coat pocket.
(d) He says he lost it at the football game.

3. Of what is Juror Eight accused by an angry juror after others begin to change their votes in Act II?
(a) Of trying to be a lawyer.
(b) Of bullying.
(c) Of being a "bleeding heart" trying to spare a ghetto kid.
(d) Of defending wrongdoers.

4. Why does Juror Eight question the witness' assertion that he heard the defendant say "I'm gonna kill you"?
(a) He believes the witness was too far away.
(b) He believes the witness is seeking attention.
(c) He believes the witness is too old to recall such details.
(d) He believes this might not have been possible because of the noise made by the passing train.

5. What techniques does the writer use to illustrate the characters of the contending jurors?
(a) Description and dialogue.
(b) Description and action.
(c) Switches in voting and descriptions of their backgrounds.
(d) Dialogue and behavior.

Short Answer Questions

1. 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?

2. Which juror shares the experience of living near the track of an el train?

3. What two types of prejudice are evident in the comments of some of the jurors during Act 1?

4. What sentence must the defendant face if proven guilty?

5. Why does the dissenting juror insist they should spend time examining the evidence in detail?

(see the answer key)

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