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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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 pen knife that could have inflicted a fatal wound.
(c) The defendant purchased a dangerous knife.
(d) The defendant purchased a butcher knife similar to the murder weapon.

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

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

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

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

6. What important information casts doubts on the eyewitness' story in the first discussion of the evidence?
(a) The eyewitness has to walk a long way to the door after hearing the body fall.
(b) The eyewitness wears glasses.
(c) The eyewitness is old with impaired vision.
(d) The eyewitness claims to have seen the murder through the windows of a passing elevated train.

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

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

9. Why is the murder weapon jammed into the wall?
(a) So everyone can see how unusual it is.
(b) Because the juror who jams it there is angry.
(c) Because the table is cluttered.
(d) Because the foreman does not want it handled.

10. 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 the witnesses are unreliable.
(c) He believes that the defendant is innocent.
(d) He believes the presentation of the case is prejudiced.

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

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

13. 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 concerned about how the trial has kept them from attending to their own interests.
(c) They read the newspaper.
(d) They are casual in their discussions.

14. At what age was the defendant in reform school?
(a) Thirteen.
(b) Fifteen.
(c) Sixteen.
(d) Fourteen.

15. 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; his mother is dead and his father has beaten him regularly.
(b) He has had a difficult life in a ghetto without a father.
(c) He has been in and out of prison for stealing cars.
(d) He is an orphan and member of a minority group.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why do the jurors take a vote before discussing the evidence?

2. What is "the burden of proof"?

3. What comment by Juror Ten reveals his prejudice?

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

5. Apart from the defendant, who was arrested for handling a weapon?

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