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. According to the discussion, what kind of relationship exists between the victim and the defendant?
(a) A violent relationship with frequent fights.
(b) A relationship of bitterness and resentment.
(c) A good relationship even though there are occasional quarrels.
(d) A distant relationship with little communication.

2. Why is it clear from the dissenting juror's action that anyone could have had a weapon similar to the murder weapon?
(a) He found it on the street.
(b) He purchased it for $10 from a hunting shop nearby.
(c) He borrowed it from a policeman who said they confiscate them from schoolboys all the time.
(d) He purchased it for $2.00 from a shop near the defendant's house.

3. 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?
(a) Antithesis.
(b) Tension.
(c) Conflict.
(d) Dialogue.

4. How does the vote stand at the end of the discussion about the testimony of the crucial witness in Act III?
(a) Another juror joins the two who changed their vote.
(b) The jury arrives at a consensus.
(c) Two jurors hold out on their "guilty" votes.
(d) One juror stands alone.

5. What is the main outcome of this discussion about the words spoken by the defendant?
(a) Juror Five changes his vote to "not guilty".
(b) Juror Three gets into a rage and accuses the others of defending a criminal.
(c) Juror Nine changes his vote back to "guilty".
(d) Juror Three changes his vote to "not guilty".

Short Answer Questions

1. Where does the old man who testifies for the prosecution live?

2. Which juror shares the experience of living near the track of an el train?

3. On what else do the jurors vote on early in Act III?

4. What new information does Juror Four provide that sheds light on the deliberations?

5. Of what is Juror Eight accused by an angry juror after others begin to change their votes in Act II?

(see the answer key)

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