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. Which of the following is most likely to have been a major lesson that the writer intended readers to derive from the play?
(a) The jury system is great.
(b) The disadvantages of groups.
(c) The majority is not always right.
(d) All persons do not have prejudices.

2. How does the defendant account for the fact that after the murder he does not have the weapon he bought?
(a) He says he left it at his friend's house.
(b) He says he lost it at the football game.
(c) He says it must have fallen through a hole in his coat pocket.
(d) He says it was stolen.

3. Where was the victim wounded?
(a) In the face.
(b) In the stomach.
(c) In the head.
(d) In the chest.

4. What literary device is used by the writer when he allows Juror Three to prove something to the jurors that is exactly opposite to what he would have wanted?
(a) Conflict.
(b) Symbolism.
(c) Metaphor.
(d) Irony.

5. Which juror is able to clarify how the wound might have been made, based on his experience with many knife fights?
(a) Juror Three.
(b) Juror Eight.
(c) Juror Ten.
(d) Juror Five.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does the dissenting juror challenge the fact that other jurors are willing to take the alleged eyewitness' word when they would not accept the defendant's word?

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

3. Where is the bed of the crucial eyewitness discussed in Act III?

4. Based on the impact of their testimony on the jury, who are the two most important witnesses?

5. Which juror reacts to the results of the vote taken after the discussion about intelligence?

(see the answer key)

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