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Multiple Choice Questions

1. How does the defendant account for the fact that after the murder he does not have the weapon he bought?
(a) He says he left it at his friend's house.
(b) He says it was stolen.
(c) He says he lost it at the football game.
(d) He says it must have fallen through a hole in his coat pocket.

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

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

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

5. Why does the dissenting juror challenge the fact that other jurors are willing to take the alleged eyewitness' word when they would not accept the defendant's word?
(a) Because they assert that all people from the defendant's community are liars and the eyewitness is from the area.
(b) Because the eyewitness belongs to the same ethnic group.
(c) Because the eyewitness belongs to the same family as the victim.
(d) Because they assert that the eyewitness was unreliable.

6. 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.

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

8. In what way is the vote suggested by the dissenting voter different from the previous vote?
(a) The foreman does not vote.
(b) The jurors vote by secret ballot.
(c) Each juror must give a reason for his vote.
(d) The jurors individually tell the foreman their decision.

9. According to the evidence, what weapon was used to kill the old man?
(a) A pen knife.
(b) A hatchet knife.
(c) A switch blade knife.
(d) A butcher knife.

10. 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) 6,7,1 and 3.
(b) 3, 6, 9 and 12.
(c) 3, 4, 11 and 12.
(d) 4, 7, 3 and 11.

11. What is the defendant's alibi?
(a) He claims to have been hanging out with his friends.
(b) He claims to have been at the movies.
(c) He claims to have been at the ball game.
(d) He claims to have been at the store.

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

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

14. What does the behavior of most of the jurors demonstrate about the decisions reached by juries?
(a) They only reach verdicts after protracted arguments and conflict.
(b) They are always reliable.
(c) If at least one juror is reliable, the others can be influenced.
(d) They might be affected by factors that have nothing to do with the evidence.

15. 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 boy across the street saw through a window as the defendant killed his father.
(d) A woman who lives across the street saw the defendant kill his father.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. According to the discussion, what kind of relationship exists between the victim and the defendant?

4. Who is the defendant and for what is he being tried?

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

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