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

2. How much influence does the foreman have on the other jurors in this case?
(a) He hardly speaks.
(b) He changes the course of the discussion at different stages.
(c) He has little influence.
(d) A great deal of influence.

3. What reason does the juror who changes his mind give for doing so?
(a) He now believes the defendant is innocent.
(b) He now believes the jury was too hasty.
(c) He admires the conviction of the juror who stood alone against the rest.
(d) He now believes the evidence is questionable.

4. Apart from the action of the dissenting juror in Act 1, what other contributions from a juror suggest there is at least one other juror willing to stand up against the behavior of others?
(a) The foreman orders the jurors to be orderly.
(b) Juror Six says America is a free country.
(c) Juror One says people are free to disagree.
(d) A juror rebukes Juror Ten for his racist comment.

5. After eleven jurors vote "guilty" and one juror votes "not guilty", what process do the jurors decide on in order to resolve the matter?
(a) They decide to take in a verdict of "undecided".
(b) They decide to re-examine the evidence.
(c) They decide that the eleven men should each take a turn to explain to the dissenting juror why he is wrong.
(d) They decide to separate into two groups and discuss different aspects of the evidence.

Short Answer Questions

1. What important fact does Juror Three point out about something the defendant purchased on the day of the murder?

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 do the actions of Juror Nine in Act II reveal about his character?

4. Who are the last two jurors to leave the jury room?

5. To what aspect of the evidence do Juror Three and Four return after the discussion about the defendant's intelligence and the taking of the vote?

(see the answer key)

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