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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

4. What is the state of mind of most of jurors as they enter the jury room?
(a) Willing to do whatever is necessary to reach the right verdict.
(b) Tired, but committed to spending whatever time it takes to analyze the evidence.
(c) Eager to return a just verdict even though they are uncomfortable.
(d) Tired, uncomfortable and eager to return with a guilty verdict.

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

6. 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.

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

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

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

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

11. 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 suggest that he is inferior because he is from the ghetto.
(c) They suggest that he is not intelligent enough to understand the evidence.
(d) They say he is the only one and they will return a "hung jury" verdict.

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Why is the murder weapon jammed into the wall?

3. How does the dissenting juror explain the defendant's record of violence?

4. What important fact does Juror Three point out about something the defendant purchased on the day of the murder?

5. What is "the burden of proof"?

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