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. What is the state of mind of most of jurors as they enter the jury room?
(a) Willing to do whatever is necessary to reach the right verdict.
(b) Eager to return a just verdict even though they are uncomfortable.
(c) Tired, but committed to spending whatever time it takes to analyze the evidence.
(d) Tired, uncomfortable and eager to return with a guilty verdict.

2. What is the reaction of the jury when the dissenting juror discredits the allegation that the weapon is unique?
(a) They begin to fight him.
(b) They are astonished and one says that it is illegal to purchase such things.
(c) They claim he is a criminal just like the defendant.
(d) They are enlightened.

3. Where is the bed of the crucial eyewitness discussed in Act III?
(a) Next to the door below the murder scene.
(b) Next to an open window across the street from the murder scene.
(c) Next to the kitchen window near the murder scene.
(d) In an apartment across the street from the station.

4. Who is left holding a weapon at the end of the play?
(a) The foreman.
(b) Juror Three.
(c) Juror Five.
(d) Juror Eight.

5. What does the crucial eyewitness in Act III claim about the events surrounding the murder?
(a) The witness claims to have looked out the window and seen the murder.
(b) The witness claims to have seen the old man fall.
(c) The witness claims to have heard the body fall.
(d) The witness claims to have seen the defendant running down the corridor.

Short Answer Questions

1. Based on the developments of Act II, what are the jurors on their way to proving?

2. Which juror introduces questions about the defendant's intelligence?

3. What attribute is consistently demonstrated by Juror Eight which helps the other jurors to unravel the case?

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

5. 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?

(see the answer key)

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