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Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. Which juror asks the guard to bring in the murder weapon for closer examination?
(a) Juror Nine.
(b) Juror Three.
(c) Juror Eight.
(d) The foreman.

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

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

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

7. Where does the old man who testifies for the prosecution live?
(a) On the same floor where the murder occurred.
(b) On the second floor of the apartment building where the murder occured.
(c) Across the street.
(d) On the ground floor.

8. After eleven jurors vote "guilty" and one juror votes "not guilty", what process do the jurors decide on in order to resolve the matter?
(a) They decide that the eleven men should each take a turn to explain to the dissenting juror why he is wrong.
(b) They decide to take in a verdict of "undecided".
(c) They decide to re-examine the evidence.
(d) They decide to separate into two groups and discuss different aspects of the evidence.

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

10. How does the dissenting juror suggest that the jury should proceed instead of declaring a "hung" jury?
(a) He suggests they all take a new vote.
(b) He suggests they deliberate further.
(c) He suggests the eleven men vote again while he abstains; if one of the eleven votes "not guilty" they should discuss the case further.
(d) He suggests they ask for additional evidence.

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

12. What is "the burden of proof"?
(a) The responsibility of the judge in proving guilt or innocence.
(b) The responsibility of the jury to come up with the right verdict.
(c) The responsibility of proving one's innocence.
(d) The principle stating the defendant does not have to prove anything but the prosecution must prove guilt.

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

14. 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 woman who lives across the street saw the defendant kill his father.
(c) A man next door saw the defendant running away with blood on his hands.
(d) A boy across the street saw through a window as the defendant killed his father.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. According to the evidence, what weapon was used to kill the old man?

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

4. To what age group does the defendant belong?

5. At what time of year does the jury in Twelve Angry Men meet to hear testimony and determine a verdict?

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