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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Based on the impact of their testimony on the jury, who are the two most important witnesses?
(a) An old man who lives in the victim's apartment and a woman who lives across the street.
(b) An old man across the street and a woman downstairs.
(c) The policeman and the doctor.
(d) A young boy next door and his mother.

2. 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 $10 from a hunting shop nearby.
(b) He found it on the street.
(c) He borrowed it from a policeman who said they confiscate them from schoolboys all the time.
(d) He purchased it for $2.00 from a shop near the defendant's house.

3. 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.

4. At what time of year does the jury in Twelve Angry Men meet to hear testimony and determine a verdict?
(a) Autumn.
(b) Winter.
(c) Summer.
(d) Spring.

5. What comment by Juror Ten reveals his prejudice?
(a) He dislikes all foreigners.
(b) He has lived among people "like the defendant" and they cannot be trusted.
(c) He dislikes all Caucasians.
(d) He dislikes all people who are not of his racial background.

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

7. In what process does the defendant ask questions of the prosecution's witnesses?
(a) Reverse examination.
(b) Witness examination.
(c) Defense examination.
(d) Cross-examination.

8. What does the verdict from the second vote among jurors prove?
(a) That the dissenting juror is right in his "not guilty" verdict.
(b) That the foreman does a good job of managing the ballot.
(c) That the arguments presented by the dissenting juror had some effect.
(d) That the evidence is clearer after the discussion.

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

10. According to the evidence, what weapon was used to kill the old man?
(a) A pen knife.
(b) A switch blade knife.
(c) A hatchet knife.
(d) A butcher knife.

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. Which juror rebukes Juror Ten for his racist comment?
(a) Juror Seven.
(b) Juror Nine.
(c) Juror Eight.
(d) The foreman.

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

14. 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 inferior because he is from the ghetto.
(b) They suggest that he is on the side of law breakers.
(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.

15. To what age group does the defendant belong?
(a) He is in his early twenties.
(b) He is middle-aged.
(c) He is in his thirties.
(d) He is a teenager.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to the defendant, why did he buy the alleged murder weapon?

2. How many days has the trial been going on when the jurors begin their deliberations?

3. What is the defendant's alibi?

4. What is a hung jury?

5. 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?

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