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

2. What does Juror Nine observe about the old man witness, which leads to his insights about his life?
(a) He notices that the old man wore a hearing aid.
(b) He notices that the old man was nervous and agitated
(c) He notices that the old man spoke uncertainly when asked questions in the courtroom.
(d) He notices that the old man was dressed in shabby clothes and uses two canes.

3. Which juror is an immigrant to the United States?
(a) Juror Nine.
(b) Juror Eleven.
(c) Juror Four.
(d) Juror Seven.

4. What does Juror Eleven assert in defense of the result of the second vote?
(a) Juror three disrespects the constitution.
(b) That in America, people are free to hold dissenting views.
(c) Juror three has no right to attack another juror.
(d) Juror Three is prejudiced.

5. State two ways in which the group tries to ensure conformity to the majority view.
(a) By referring to details in the evidence and citing the judge's instructions.
(b) By bullying and ignoring those with dissenting views.
(c) By presenting sound reasons and persuading those with dissenting views.
(d) By ridiculing and attacking those with dissenting views.

Short Answer Questions

1. In the altercation between two jurors, what words used by Juror Three shed light on the earlier discussion about whether people always mean what they say in anger?

2. What is the setting in which the reader first meets the twelve characters who give the play its name?

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

4. How does Juror Eight help to lead the others to a logical conclusion about the eyewitness discussed in Act III?

5. What term used in Act 1 establishes that the defendant is thought to have committed a murder that is intentional and deliberately planned ahead of time?

(see the answer key)

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