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. How does Juror Eight get the others to realize that the defendant might not have killed his father although he said "I'm gonna kill you"?
(a) He says the defendant might have been provoked by his father.
(b) He says that many people say things they don't really mean.
(c) He asks them to consider how many times they have said similar words with no intention to kill.
(d) He says the defendant might just have been angry.

2. What kind of leader is the foreman of the jury?
(a) A democratic leader.
(b) A sensitive leader.
(c) A laissez faire leader who leaves the jurors to their own devices.
(d) A dictatorial leader.

3. Who is the defendant and for what is he being tried?
(a) A young man is being tried for the murder of his father.
(b) A man is being tried for the murder of his son.
(c) A man is being tried for the murder of the woman next door.
(d) A boy is being tried for the murder of a man downstairs.

4. What source of information from the trial do the jurors use to help them estimate the time of the events surrounding the murder?
(a) The transcript of the old man's testimony.
(b) They get the dimensions of the old man's room from a diagram of the apartment building.
(c) Photographs of the building.
(d) The old man's diary.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Considering the information available about the defendant, to what extent does the composition of this jury reflect the principle that should guide the composition of a jury trying a case?

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

4. What starts the physical confrontation between two jurors in Act II?

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

(see the answer key)

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