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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does the verdict from the second vote among jurors prove?
(a) That the foreman does a good job of managing the ballot.
(b) That the dissenting juror is right in his "not guilty" verdict.
(c) That the arguments presented by the dissenting juror had some effect.
(d) That the evidence is clearer after the discussion.

2. Who jams the murder weapon into the wall?
(a) The foreman.
(b) Juror Nine.
(c) Juror Eight.
(d) Juror four.

3. According to one witness, where in the apartment building did the murder occur?
(a) On the staircase.
(b) Upstairs.
(c) On the landing.
(d) Downstairs.

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

5. What sentence must the defendant face if proven guilty?
(a) At least thirty years imprisonment.
(b) Life imprisonment with the possibility of parole.
(c) The death penalty.
(d) Life imprisonment without possibility of parole.

6. How does Juror Four challenge the defendant's alibi?
(a) The defendant cannot name the friend he was with.
(b) The defendant can give no details about what he claims to have been doing.
(c) The ticket collector at the game does not remember the defendent
(d) Noone saw the defendant.

7. Why does the dissenting juror insist they should spend time examining the evidence in detail?
(a) He is not certain that the defendant is guilty.
(b) He believes that the defendant is innocent.
(c) He believes the presentation of the case is prejudiced.
(d) He believes the witnesses are unreliable.

8. How many days has the trial been going on when the jurors begin their deliberations?
(a) Seven days.
(b) Three days.
(c) Six days.
(d) Five days.

9. After eleven jurors vote "guilty" and one juror votes "not guilty", what process do the jurors decide on in order to resolve the matter?
(a) They decide to separate into two groups and discuss different aspects of the evidence.
(b) They decide to take in a verdict of "undecided".
(c) They decide that the eleven men should each take a turn to explain to the dissenting juror why he is wrong.
(d) They decide to re-examine the evidence.

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

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

12. What comment by Juror Ten reveals his prejudice?
(a) He dislikes all Caucasians.
(b) He dislikes all foreigners.
(c) He dislikes all people who are not of his racial background.
(d) He has lived among people "like the defendant" and they cannot be trusted.

13. How does the dissenting juror explain the defendant's record of violence?
(a) He says the defendant has been conditioned this way by living in the ghetto.
(b) He says the defendant has an abusive father who has beaten him since he was a young boy.
(c) He says the defendant was left by his mother as a child.
(d) He says the defendant has been wayward because of bad company.

14. How does the prosecution help to establish for the jury that the eyewitness was in a position to see the murder?
(a) The jury is taken to the home of the eyewitness to observe the conditions under which the murder was witnessed.
(b) They present other witnesses who say the same thing.
(c) They show a videotape illustrating how the murder could have been seen.
(d) They provide pictures of the apartment and the surroundings.

15. Which of the jurors comment that they all had difficult lives, so a difficult life should not explain the defendant's history of violence?
(a) 4, 7, 3 and 11.
(b) 3, 4, 11 and 12.
(c) 6,7,1 and 3.
(d) 3, 6, 9 and 12.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which juror rebukes Juror Ten for his racist comment?

2. How does the dissenting juror feel about the job done by the lawyer for the defendant?

3. What is a hung jury?

4. Where does the old man who testifies for the prosecution live?

5. How old was the defendant when he lost his mother?

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