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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. After the knife discussion, how do the other jurors pressure the dissenting juror to make him change his vote?
(a) They say he is the only one and they will return a "hung jury" verdict.
(b) They suggest that he is inferior because he is from the ghetto.
(c) They suggest that he is on the side of law breakers.
(d) They suggest that he is not intelligent enough to understand the evidence.

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

3. 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.

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

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

6. According to the discussion, what kind of relationship exists between the victim and the defendant?
(a) A violent relationship with frequent fights.
(b) A distant relationship with little communication.
(c) A good relationship even though there are occasional quarrels.
(d) A relationship of bitterness and resentment.

7. Who is the defendant and for what is he being tried?
(a) A young man is being tried for the murder of his father.
(b) A boy is being tried for the murder of a man downstairs.
(c) A man is being tried for the murder of his son.
(d) A man is being tried for the murder of the woman next door.

8. What sentence must the defendant face if proven guilty?
(a) Life imprisonment with the possibility of parole.
(b) At least thirty years imprisonment.
(c) The death penalty.
(d) Life imprisonment without possibility of parole.

9. 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.

10. In what way is the vote suggested by the dissenting voter different from the previous vote?
(a) The foreman does not vote.
(b) The jurors vote by secret ballot.
(c) Each juror must give a reason for his vote.
(d) The jurors individually tell the foreman their decision.

11. Before the jurors depart for the jury room, who gives them final instructions?
(a) The foreman.
(b) The defense.
(c) The prosecution.
(d) The judge.

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

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

14. 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, uncomfortable and eager to return with a guilty verdict.
(c) Tired, but committed to spending whatever time it takes to analyze the evidence.
(d) Eager to return a just verdict even though they are uncomfortable.

15. What is the reaction of the jury when the dissenting juror discredits the allegation that the weapon is unique?
(a) They are enlightened.
(b) They begin to fight him.
(c) They are astonished and one says that it is illegal to purchase such things.
(d) They claim he is a criminal just like the defendant.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does the dissenting juror insist they should spend time examining the evidence in detail?

2. After eleven jurors vote "guilty" and one juror votes "not guilty", what process do the jurors decide on in order to resolve the matter?

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

4. What does the verdict from the second vote among jurors prove?

5. Why is it clear from the dissenting juror's action that anyone could have had a weapon similar to the murder weapon?

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