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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is a hung jury?
(a) One in which the jurors cannot reach a unanimous verdict.
(b) One in which the evidence is inconclusive.
(c) One in which the jurors recommend hanging.
(d) One in which the foreman cannot control the jurors.

2. What important fact does Juror Three point out about something the defendant purchased on the day of the murder?
(a) The defendant purchased a knife identical to the murder weapon.
(b) The defendant purchased a butcher knife similar to the murder weapon.
(c) The defendant purchased a pen knife that could have inflicted a fatal wound.
(d) The defendant purchased a dangerous knife.

3. What two types of prejudice are evident in the comments of some of the jurors during Act 1?
(a) Prejudice against foreigners and class prejudice.
(b) Prejudice against the poor and prejudice against the uneducated.
(c) Prejudice against some ethnic groups and prejudice against people from certain areas.
(d) Color prejudice and racial prejudice.

4. At what time of year does the jury in Twelve Angry Men meet to hear testimony and determine a verdict?
(a) Winter.
(b) Summer.
(c) Autumn.
(d) Spring.

5. Apart from the action of the dissenting juror in Act 1, what other contributions from a juror suggest there is at least one other juror willing to stand up against the behavior of others?
(a) A juror rebukes Juror Ten for his racist comment.
(b) Juror Six says America is a free country.
(c) Juror One says people are free to disagree.
(d) The foreman orders the jurors to be orderly.

6. Why is it clear from the dissenting juror's action that anyone could have had a weapon similar to the murder weapon?
(a) He borrowed it from a policeman who said they confiscate them from schoolboys all the time.
(b) He found it on the street.
(c) He purchased it for $10 from a hunting shop nearby.
(d) He purchased it for $2.00 from a shop near the defendant's house.

7. What information does Juror Seven provide about the history of the defendant?
(a) He has been to prison before.
(b) He has been charged with murder before.
(c) He has been convicted of stealing cars.
(d) He has stolen a car, been convicted of mugging and stabbed someone in the arm.

8. How old was the defendant when he lost his mother?
(a) Six years old.
(b) Thirteen years old.
(c) Nine years old.
(d) Eleven years old.

9. How does the dissenting juror discredit the allegation that the murder weapon is unique?
(a) He shows pictures of several similar weapons.
(b) He says he has used a similar weapon for hunting.
(c) He reads an article stating that there are hundreds of similar weapons for sale in the community.
(d) He presents an identical weapon taken from his own pocket.

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

11. 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 evidence is clearer after the discussion.
(d) That the arguments presented by the dissenting juror had some effect.

12. In the beginning of the deliberations, how do most of the jurors demonstrate a lack of seriousness about their role as jurors?
(a) They do not pay attention to the details.
(b) They are casual in their discussions.
(c) They are concerned about how the trial has kept them from attending to their own interests.
(d) They read the newspaper.

13. Which juror rebukes Juror Ten for his racist comment?
(a) Juror Eight.
(b) Juror Seven.
(c) The foreman.
(d) Juror Nine.

14. What is the outcome of the "different" vote suggested by the dissenting voter?
(a) Eight jurors vote "guilty" and three vote "not guilty".
(b) There is a change in the outcome.
(c) Nine jurors vote "guilty" and two vote "not guilty".
(d) All vote "not guilty".

15. 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.

Short Answer Questions

1. Based on the impact of their testimony on the jury, who are the two most important witnesses?

2. Which words suggest that the defendant should not have to prove his innocence?

3. At what age was the defendant in reform school?

4. How does Juror Four challenge the defendant's alibi?

5. How does the dissenting juror explain the defendant's record of violence?

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