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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Which juror asks the guard to bring in the murder weapon for closer examination?
(a) Juror Three.
(b) The foreman.
(c) Juror Nine.
(d) Juror Eight.
2. Where does the old man who testifies for the prosecution live?
(a) Across the street.
(b) On the second floor of the apartment building where the murder occured.
(c) On the ground floor.
(d) On the same floor where the murder occurred.
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 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 does not believe in prejudice.
4. How does the dissenting juror feel about the job done by the lawyer for the defendant?
(a) He is dissatisfied with the questions asked by the lawyer.
(b) He believes the lawyer was intimidated by the prosecution.
(c) He believes the lawyer was ill-prepared for the defense.
(d) He believes the lawyer did a good job.
5. Why does the dissenting juror insist they should spend time examining the evidence in detail?
(a) He believes that the defendant is innocent.
(b) He believes the witnesses are unreliable.
(c) He is not certain that the defendant is guilty.
(d) He believes the presentation of the case is prejudiced.
6. According to one of the witnesses, what was the defendant alleged to have shouted out to his father on the night of the murder?
(a) "I'm gonna kill you!"
(b) "I hate you and I wish you were dead!"
(c) "You are the worst father and I wish you were dead!"
(d) "I hate you and I am going to kill you!"
7. In what process does the defendant ask questions of the prosecution's witnesses?
(b) Witness examination.
(c) Defense examination.
(d) Reverse examination.
8. What is the defendant's alibi?
(a) He claims to have been at the store.
(b) He claims to have been at the movies.
(c) He claims to have been hanging out with his friends.
(d) He claims to have been at the ball game.
9. 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 is an orphan and member of a minority group.
(b) He has had a difficult life in a ghetto; his mother is dead and his father has beaten him regularly.
(c) He has been in and out of prison for stealing cars.
(d) He has had a difficult life in a ghetto without a father.
10. After the knife discussion, how do the other jurors pressure the dissenting juror to make him change his vote?
(a) They suggest that he is on the side of law breakers.
(b) They say he is the only one and they will return a "hung jury" verdict.
(c) They suggest that he is not intelligent enough to understand the evidence.
(d) They suggest that he is inferior because he is from the ghetto.
11. At what time is the murder alleged to have occurred?
(a) Around midday.
(b) Early in the morning.
(c) Just after midnight.
(d) In the afternoon.
12. Why is it clear from the dissenting juror's action that anyone could have had a weapon similar to the murder weapon?
(a) He purchased it for $2.00 from a shop near the defendant's house.
(b) He purchased it for $10 from a hunting shop nearby.
(c) He found it on the street.
(d) He borrowed it from a policeman who said they confiscate them from schoolboys all the time.
13. What is "the burden of proof"?
(a) The principle stating the defendant does not have to prove anything but the prosecution must prove guilt.
(b) The responsibility of the jury to come up with the right verdict.
(c) The responsibility of the judge in proving guilt or innocence.
(d) The responsibility of proving one's innocence.
14. How many days has the trial been going on when the jurors begin their deliberations?
(a) Six days.
(b) Seven days.
(c) Three days.
(d) Five days.
15. Which juror rebukes Juror Ten for his racist comment?
(a) The foreman.
(b) Juror Nine.
(c) Juror Eight.
(d) Juror Seven.
Short Answer Questions
1. Why was the alleged eyewitness awake at the time of the murder?
2. Who is the defendant and for what is he being tried?
3. Apart from the defendant, who was arrested for handling a weapon?
4. Who jams the murder weapon into the wall?
5. How old was the defendant when he lost his mother?
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