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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. In the beginning of the deliberations, how do most of the jurors demonstrate a lack of seriousness about their role as jurors?
(a) They are casual in their discussions.
(b) They do not pay attention to the details.
(c) They are concerned about how the trial has kept them from attending to their own interests.
(d) They read the newspaper.
2. How does the dissenting juror feel about the job done by the lawyer for the defendant?
(a) He believes the lawyer was intimidated by the prosecution.
(b) He believes the lawyer was ill-prepared for the defense.
(c) He is dissatisfied with the questions asked by the lawyer.
(d) He believes the lawyer did a good job.
3. What two types of prejudice are evident in the comments of some of the jurors during Act 1?
(a) Color prejudice and racial prejudice.
(b) Prejudice against foreigners and class prejudice.
(c) Prejudice against some ethnic groups and prejudice against people from certain areas.
(d) Prejudice against the poor and prejudice against the uneducated.
4. 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?
(b) First degree murder.
(c) Second degree murder.
(d) Murder with malice aforethought.
5. Why was the alleged eyewitness awake at the time of the murder?
(a) It was too hot to sleep.
(b) It was noisy because of the train.
(c) It was a stormy night.
(d) It was cold.
6. In what way is the vote suggested by the dissenting voter different from the previous vote?
(a) The jurors vote by secret ballot.
(b) The jurors individually tell the foreman their decision.
(c) Each juror must give a reason for his vote.
(d) The foreman does not vote.
7. Where was the victim wounded?
(a) In the face.
(b) In the chest.
(c) In the head.
(d) In the stomach.
8. What does Juror Ten point out about an eyewitness to the murder?
(a) The neighbor down the corridor saw the defendant kill his father in the hallway.
(b) A man next door saw the defendant running away with blood on his hands.
(c) A woman who lives across the street saw the defendant kill his father.
(d) A boy across the street saw through a window as the defendant killed his father.
9. At what time is the murder alleged to have occurred?
(a) Early in the morning.
(b) Just after midnight.
(c) Around midday.
(d) In the afternoon.
10. According to the discussion, what kind of relationship exists between the victim and the defendant?
(a) A good relationship even though there are occasional quarrels.
(b) A violent relationship with frequent fights.
(c) A relationship of bitterness and resentment.
(d) A distant relationship with little communication.
11. How many days has the trial been going on when the jurors begin their deliberations?
(a) Five days.
(b) Seven days.
(c) Three days.
(d) Six days.
12. What important facts are revealed about the circumstances of the defendant's life by the juror who votes "not guilty" in the first round of voting?
(a) He has had a difficult life in a ghetto without a father.
(b) He is an orphan and member of a minority group.
(c) He has been in and out of prison for stealing cars.
(d) He has had a difficult life in a ghetto; his mother is dead and his father has beaten him regularly.
13. According to one witness, where in the apartment building did the murder occur?
(a) On the staircase.
(d) On the landing.
14. How does the dissenting juror suggest that the jury should proceed instead of declaring a "hung" jury?
(a) He suggests they ask for additional evidence.
(b) He suggests they all take a new vote.
(c) He suggests the eleven men vote again while he abstains; if one of the eleven votes "not guilty" they should discuss the case further.
(d) He suggests they deliberate further.
15. What is the outcome of the "different" vote suggested by the dissenting voter?
(a) Nine jurors vote "guilty" and two vote "not guilty".
(b) All vote "not guilty".
(c) Eight jurors vote "guilty" and three vote "not guilty".
(d) There is a change in the outcome.
Short Answer Questions
1. What is the defendant's alibi?
2. To what age group does the defendant belong?
3. According to the defendant, why did he buy the alleged murder weapon?
4. What is the state of mind of most of jurors as they enter the jury room?
5. What important information casts doubts on the eyewitness' story in the first discussion of the evidence?
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