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. In Act III, during the discussion of the crucial eyewitness' testimony, what detail does Juror Eight recall about the witness?
(a) That the witness wears a hearing aid.
(b) That the witness is only five feet tall.
(c) That the witness wears glasses.
(d) That the witness is farsighted.

2. How does the dissenting juror discredit the allegation that the murder weapon is unique?
(a) He presents an identical weapon taken from his own pocket.
(b) He reads an article stating that there are hundreds of similar weapons for sale in the community.
(c) He says he has used a similar weapon for hunting.
(d) He shows pictures of several similar weapons.

3. What do the actions of Juror Nine in Act II reveal about his character?
(a) He is willing to stand up for his beliefs in spite of pressure.
(b) He has thought about the evidence.
(c) He believes the defendant is innocent.
(d) He is afraid of Juror Eight.

4. According to one of the witnesses, what was the defendant alleged to have shouted out to his father on the night of the murder?
(a) "I'm gonna kill you!"
(b) "You are the worst father and I wish you were dead!"
(c) "I hate you and I wish you were dead!"
(d) "I hate you and I am going to kill you!"

5. How many days has the trial been going on when the jurors begin their deliberations?
(a) Three days.
(b) Seven days.
(c) Five days.
(d) Six days.

Short Answer Questions

1. How do the other jurors react when one of them reacts explosively after the discussion about the defendant's intelligence?

2. Which juror asks the guard to bring in the murder weapon for closer examination?

3. Who is the defendant and for what is he being tried?

4. Which of the following is most likely to have been a major lesson that the writer intended readers to derive from the play?

5. Which juror says he would change his vote if he could find one reason to make him question the defendant's guilt?

(see the answer key)

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