Twelve Angry Men Quiz | Eight Week Quiz G

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Act III.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In the acting out of the old man's movements from his bed to the door, which juror plays the role of the old man?
(a) The foreman.
(b) Juror Eight.
(c) Juror Five.
(d) Juror Nine.

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

3. Which juror is able to clarify how the wound might have been made, based on his experience with many knife fights?
(a) Juror Five.
(b) Juror Eight.
(c) Juror Ten.
(d) Juror Three.

4. What impact does the jurors' discovery in Act III about the timing of the events have on some jurors?
(a) Those who had switched to "not guilty" begin to sway back to "guilty".
(b) They begin to attack each other.
(c) They become impatient and frustrated.
(d) They continue to hold their individual views.

5. Which juror becomes the real leader of the group?
(a) Juror Six.
(b) Juror Eight.
(c) Juror Nine.
(d) Juror Three.

Short Answer 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?

2. 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?

3. Where does the old man who testifies for the prosecution live?

4. Which juror introduces questions about the defendant's intelligence?

5. What is the central dilemma facing the protagonist in the early stages of the play?

(see the answer key)

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