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

2. 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?
(a) Because the eyewitness belongs to the same ethnic group.
(b) Because they assert that all people from the defendant's community are liars and the eyewitness is from the area.
(c) Because they assert that the eyewitness was unreliable.
(d) Because the eyewitness belongs to the same family as the victim.

3. According to the recollection of two jurors, at what time did the alleged eyewitness go to bed?
(a) Around ten o'clock.
(b) Around midnight.
(c) Around eleven o'clock.
(d) Around ten thirty.

4. What new information does Juror Four provide that sheds light on the deliberations?
(a) There are no fingerprints on the doorknob, so the killer must have taken time to wipe it clean.
(b) That the floor was wiped clean of blood.
(c) That the killer took a long time cleaning up the murder scene.
(d) That the murder weapon had no fingerprints, so the killer must have wiped it clean.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. According to the discussion, what kind of relationship exists between the victim and the defendant?

2. As the jurors analyze the evidence and arguments more closely, it becomes evident that the dissenting voter is playing a critical role as an agent of change. Which of the following words best describes this role?

3. How does the involvement of the jury in acting out and assessing the allegations of the old man compare with their earlier attitude towards the evidence?

4. How old was the defendant when he lost his mother?

5. Why does the dissenting juror insist they should spend time examining the evidence in detail?

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