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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Act III.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. At what time is the murder alleged to have occurred?
(a) In the afternoon.
(b) Just after midnight.
(c) Around midday.
(d) Early in the morning.
2. How does Juror Nine justify his insights about the old man?
(a) He explains that loneliness and loss of family cause old people to imagine things.
(b) He explains that old people who are tired of being insignificant often tell lies.
(c) He explains that old people get lonely and make up stories.
(d) He explains that old people who are tired of being insignificant often convince themselves to believe what is not true.
3. Which of the following phrases best describes the atmosphere that prevails throughout the play?
(a) Tense and emotional.
(b) Argumentative and hostile.
(c) Emotional and argumentative.
(d) Hostile and emotional.
4. What important observation does Juror Two make about the testimony concerning the wound to the victim?
(a) He doubts that it would have taken a while for the victim to die.
(b) He doubts that it would be at an upward angle if inflicted by the defendant.
(c) He doubts that it would be at a downward angle if inflicted by the defendant.
(d) He doubts that it could have been inflicted by the weapon presented.
5. Why does Juror Eight question the witness' assertion that he heard the defendant say "I'm gonna kill you"?
(a) He believes this might not have been possible because of the noise made by the passing train.
(b) He believes the witness is too old to recall such details.
(c) He believes the witness is seeking attention.
(d) He believes the witness was too far away.
Short Answer Questions
1. What is the setting in which the reader first meets the twelve characters who give the play its name?
2. Which of the jurors comment that they all had difficult lives, so a difficult life should not explain the defendant's history of violence?
3. What is the reaction to the vote taken at the end of Act 1?
4. In what way is the vote suggested by the dissenting voter different from the previous vote?
5. What does the crucial eyewitness in Act III claim about the events surrounding the murder?
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