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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 do not pay attention to the details.
(b) They are casual in their discussions.
(c) They read the newspaper.
(d) They are concerned about how the trial has kept them from attending to their own interests.

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

3. At what time is the murder alleged to have occurred?
(a) Around midday.
(b) In the afternoon.
(c) Just after midnight.
(d) Early in the morning.

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?
(a) Murder with malice aforethought.
(b) Manslaughter.
(c) First degree murder.
(d) Second degree murder.

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) The foreman orders the jurors to be orderly.
(b) A juror rebukes Juror Ten for his racist comment.
(c) Juror One says people are free to disagree.
(d) Juror Six says America is a free country.

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

7. 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 of conviction who does not believe in prejudice.
(c) A man who is not employed so he has no urgent business to conduct.
(d) A man who owns his own business and can control his own use of time.

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

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

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

11. 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.

12. Why was the alleged eyewitness awake at the time of the murder?
(a) It was a stormy night.
(b) It was too hot to sleep.
(c) It was noisy because of the train.
(d) It was cold.

13. Apart from the defendant, who was arrested for handling a weapon?
(a) The witness who took the weapon until the police arrived.
(b) Juror Eight.
(c) The friend of the defendant.
(d) The storekeeper who sold the defendant a weapon.

14. How does the dissenting juror feel about the job done by the lawyer for the defendant?
(a) He believes the lawyer did a good job.
(b) He is dissatisfied with the questions asked by the lawyer.
(c) He believes the lawyer was intimidated by the prosecution.
(d) He believes the lawyer was ill-prepared for the defense.

15. What does Juror Ten point out about an eyewitness to the murder?
(a) A man next door saw the defendant running away with blood on his hands.
(b) The neighbor down the corridor saw the defendant kill his father in the hallway.
(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. In what way is the vote suggested by the dissenting voter different from the previous vote?

2. What is "the burden of proof"?

3. What is a hung jury?

4. How does the prosecution help to establish for the jury that the eyewitness was in a position to see the murder?

5. How does the defendant account for the fact that after the murder he does not have the weapon he bought?

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