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. In the acting out of the old man's movements from his bed to the door, which juror plays the role of the old man?
(a) Juror Eight.
(b) Juror Nine.
(c) The foreman.
(d) Juror Five.

2. What kind of man is the dissenting juror?
(a) A man who is not employed so he has no urgent business to conduct.
(b) A man of conviction who does not believe in prejudice.
(c) A man of conviction who takes the role of the jury very seriously.
(d) A man who owns his own business and can control his own use of time.

3. How does Juror Nine justify his insights about the old man?
(a) He explains that old people get lonely and make up stories.
(b) He explains that old people who are tired of being insignificant often tell lies.
(c) He explains that loneliness and loss of family cause old people to imagine things.
(d) He explains that old people who are tired of being insignificant often convince themselves to believe what is not true.

4. What is the result of the vote that the jurors take immediately after discussing the defendant's intelligence?
(a) Ten vote "not guilty"; two vote "guilty".
(b) Six vote "guilty"; six vote "not guilty".
(c) Nine vote "not guilty"; three vote "guilty".
(d) Seven vote "guilty"; five vote "not guilty".

5. Why is the decision making process conducted by a group more complex than one that is made by just an individual?
(a) It is not more complex, it just takes longer.
(b) It takes time for everyone to express personal views in a group.
(c) People influence each other in a group.
(d) In a group there are many contending personalities and views.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why was the alleged eyewitness awake at the time of the murder?

2. To what aspect of the evidence do Juror Three and Four return after the discussion about the defendant's intelligence and the taking of the vote?

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

4. How does Juror Three justify his assertion that the defendant must have meant it when he said "I'm going to kill you"?

5. What conclusions about the defendant's intelligence is the jury led to by the reasoning in which one juror engages in Act III?

(see the answer key)

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