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 important fact does Juror Three point out about something the defendant purchased on the day of the murder?
(a) The defendant purchased a dangerous knife.
(b) The defendant purchased a knife identical to the murder weapon.
(c) The defendant purchased a butcher knife similar to the murder weapon.
(d) The defendant purchased a pen knife that could have inflicted a fatal wound.

2. What literary device is used by the writer when he allows Juror Three to prove something to the jurors that is exactly opposite to what he would have wanted?
(a) Metaphor.
(b) Conflict.
(c) Symbolism.
(d) Irony.

3. How does Juror Three justify his assertion that the defendant must have meant it when he said "I'm going to kill you"?
(a) He states that nobody says such words without meaning them.
(b) He states the defendant shouted the words angrily.
(c) He states the defendant meant it because he then proceeded to kill.
(d) He states that people always say what they mean when they are angry.

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

5. How does Juror Eight's participation in the altercation with Juror Three differ from his usual approach?
(a) It shows he has a temper, too.
(b) It shows he is capable of anger in spite of his usual sober analysis.
(c) It shows he hates Juror Three.
(d) It shows he is capable of violence.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does the dissenting juror discredit the allegation that the murder weapon is unique?

2. How does the dissenting juror feel about the job done by the lawyer for the defendant?

3. What important shift in the attitude of many jurors takes place during the debates in Act II about the case?

4. How old was the defendant when he lost his mother?

5. What does Act iI suggest about the reliability of some witnesses in a trial?

(see the answer key)

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