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 response of Juror Four to the threat made by another juror after the jurors discuss the crucial witness and vote in Act III?
(a) He threatens to kill the juror who has again changed his vote.
(b) He threatens to tip off all the lawyers for the defense about how to win next time.
(c) He threatens to write a report to the judge about the behavior of the jurors in this trial.
(d) He threatens to refuse to speak when the judge asks if they all agree to the verdict.

2. Why does a juror change his vote after the discussion in Act II about the defendant's words?
(a) He says there is now reasonable doubt.
(b) He believes the whole jury is going to change.
(c) He is from the ghetto and believes the defendant has been the victim of prejudice.
(d) Juror Eight proves that people often say things they don't mean.

3. Which two jurors are moved by the discovery about the timing involved in the old man's story?
(a) The foreman and Juror Six.
(b) Juror Two and Six.
(c) Jurors Ten and Twelve.
(d) The foreman and Juror Four.

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

5. How do some members of the jury respond to those who disagree?
(a) With additional questions.
(b) With contradictions.
(c) With ostracism and ridicule.
(d) With an open mind.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. According to the recollection of two jurors, at what time did the alleged eyewitness go to bed?

3. What is the outcome of the "different" vote suggested by the dissenting voter?

4. What is the setting in which the reader first meets the twelve characters who give the play its name?

5. Why do the jurors take a vote before discussing the evidence?

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