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 old man witness, where was he when he heard the argument between the defendant and his father?
(a) In his bathroom.
(b) On the landing.
(c) In his kitchen.
(d) In his bed.

2. How does Juror Eight capitalize on the error made by Juror Three in threatening to kill him?
(a) He asks the other jurors if they think that Juror Three would really kill him.
(b) He tells the other jurors "See? He said what he didn't mean."
(c) He asks Juror Three whether he really means that.
(d) He asks Juror Three if he would really kill him.

3. Who is the defendant and for what is he being tried?
(a) A man is being tried for the murder of the woman next door.
(b) A boy is being tried for the murder of a man downstairs.
(c) A man is being tried for the murder of his son.
(d) A young man is being tried for the murder of his father.

4. Based on the developments of Act II, what are the jurors on their way to proving?
(a) That there is reasonable doubt about the defendant's guilt.
(b) That they all agree.
(c) That they can prove someone else committed the murder.
(d) That they discussed the case thoroughly.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Why do the jurors take a vote before discussing the evidence?

2. How does the timing described in the old man's testimony affect the jurors' analysis?

3. What two types of prejudice are evident in the comments of some of the jurors during Act 1?

4. What is the major cause of the conflict that develops among the jurors?

5. What two reasons cause a juror to believe there is reasonable doubt about the defendant's guilt after adding doubts about the old man's testimony to earlier discussions about the murder?

(see the answer key)

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