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 is the major cause of the conflict that develops among the jurors?
(a) Contending views about the reliability of the witnesses.
(b) Contending views about the guilt or innocence of the defendant.
(c) Contending views about the fairness of the trial.
(d) They are tired and hungry.

2. What information does Juror Seven provide about the history of the defendant?
(a) He has been charged with murder before.
(b) He has stolen a car, been convicted of mugging and stabbed someone in the arm.
(c) He has been convicted of stealing cars.
(d) He has been to prison before.

3. 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) Irony.
(b) Symbolism.
(c) Conflict.
(d) Metaphor.

4. According to one witness, where in the apartment building did the murder occur?
(a) On the landing.
(b) Downstairs.
(c) Upstairs.
(d) On the staircase.

5. According to the discussion, what kind of relationship exists between the victim and the defendant?
(a) A relationship of bitterness and resentment.
(b) A distant relationship with little communication.
(c) A violent relationship with frequent fights.
(d) A good relationship even though there are occasional quarrels.

Short Answer Questions

1. What do some of the jurors do in Act III to try to find out the timing of the events reported on the night of the murder?

2. What is the result of the vote that the jurors take immediately after discussing the defendant's intelligence?

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

4. What is the result of the vote taken by the jurors at the beginning of Act III?

5. Which juror is an immigrant to the United States?

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