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. At what time of year does the jury in Twelve Angry Men meet to hear testimony and determine a verdict?
(a) Autumn.
(b) Winter.
(c) Spring.
(d) Summer.

2. What impact does the jurors' discovery in Act III about the timing of the events have on some jurors?
(a) They continue to hold their individual views.
(b) Those who had switched to "not guilty" begin to sway back to "guilty".
(c) They become impatient and frustrated.
(d) They begin to attack each other.

3. How does the dissenting juror feel about the job done by the lawyer for the defendant?
(a) He believes the lawyer was intimidated by the prosecution.
(b) He believes the lawyer was ill-prepared for the defense.
(c) He believes the lawyer did a good job.
(d) He is dissatisfied with the questions asked by the lawyer.

4. What are the last words spoken in the play?
(a) "Guilty."
(b) "Not guilty."
(c) "No justice here!"
(d) "This system is a waste of time."

5. After the knife discussion, how do the other jurors pressure the dissenting juror to make him change his vote?
(a) They suggest that he is not intelligent enough to understand the evidence.
(b) They say he is the only one and they will return a "hung jury" verdict.
(c) They suggest that he is on the side of law breakers.
(d) They suggest that he is inferior because he is from the ghetto.

Short Answer Questions

1. How much influence does the foreman have on the other jurors in this case?

2. Which juror rebukes Juror Ten for his racist comment?

3. What important information casts doubts on the eyewitness' story in the first discussion of the evidence?

4. What literary device is used by the writer to create a high level of interest in the play by presenting the strongly contending views of the jurors?

5. 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?

(see the answer key)

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