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. What doesJuror Eight suggest to explain why the old man might not actually have seen the defendant running down the stairs?
(a) The trees around the building would have created shadows.
(b) The lighting is poor.
(c) The old man's vision is poor.
(d) The old man might have been confused in the darkness.

2. What does the behavior of most of the jurors demonstrate about the decisions reached by juries?
(a) They might be affected by factors that have nothing to do with the evidence.
(b) If at least one juror is reliable, the others can be influenced.
(c) They are always reliable.
(d) They only reach verdicts after protracted arguments and conflict.

3. 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 could have been inflicted by the weapon presented.
(c) He doubts that it would be at an upward angle if inflicted by the defendant.
(d) He doubts that it would be at a downward angle if inflicted by the defendant.

4. Why does the dissenting juror insist they should spend time examining the evidence in detail?
(a) He believes the presentation of the case is prejudiced.
(b) He believes that the defendant is innocent.
(c) He is not certain that the defendant is guilty.
(d) He believes the witnesses are unreliable.

5. What does Juror Three do to infuriate Juror Eight in Act II?
(a) He takes out his notepad and starts drawing.
(b) He takes out his newspaper and starts reading.
(c) He strikes up a private conversation with Juror Twelve.
(d) He tries to play tic-tac-toe with Juror Twelve.

Short Answer Questions

1. What action do the jurors take as a result of Juror Two's observations about the murder wound?

2. Which two jurors are moved by the discovery about the timing involved in the old man's story?

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. What new information does Juror Four provide that sheds light on the deliberations?

5. What attribute is consistently demonstrated by Juror Eight which helps the other jurors to unravel the case?

(see the answer key)

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