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 burden of proof"?
(a) The responsibility of the judge in proving guilt or innocence.
(b) The principle stating the defendant does not have to prove anything but the prosecution must prove guilt.
(c) The responsibility of the jury to come up with the right verdict.
(d) The responsibility of proving one's innocence.

2. How does the dissenting juror finally get the jurors to consider the case from a different perspective?
(a) He invites them to think of the real responsibility of a juror.
(b) He invites them to re-examine their own behavior and ask themeslves if they have been fair.
(c) He invites them to consider the social environment of the defendant.
(d) He encourages them to look at the big picture and see the inconsistences suggested by the evidence about the defendant.

3. Why is the murder weapon jammed into the wall?
(a) Because the juror who jams it there is angry.
(b) So everyone can see how unusual it is.
(c) Because the table is cluttered.
(d) Because the foreman does not want it handled.

4. What new information does Juror Four provide that sheds light on the deliberations?
(a) That the murder weapon had no fingerprints, so the killer must have wiped it clean.
(b) That the killer took a long time cleaning up the murder scene.
(c) That the floor was wiped clean of blood.
(d) There are no fingerprints on the doorknob, so the killer must have taken time to wipe it clean.

5. What is a hung jury?
(a) One in which the jurors recommend hanging.
(b) One in which the jurors cannot reach a unanimous verdict.
(c) One in which the foreman cannot control the jurors.
(d) One in which the evidence is inconclusive.

Short Answer Questions

1. At what time is the murder alleged to have occurred?

2. How does the progress of the discussion in Act II affect the behavior of the group of jurors?

3. What does the verdict from the second vote among jurors prove?

4. What does the crucial eyewitness in Act III claim about the events surrounding the murder?

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

(see the answer key)

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