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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Why is the murder weapon jammed into the wall?
(a) So everyone can see how unusual it is.
(b) Because the foreman does not want it handled.
(c) Because the table is cluttered.
(d) Because the juror who jams it there is angry.

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

5. 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 concerned about how the trial has kept them from attending to their own interests.
(b) They do not pay attention to the details.
(c) They are casual in their discussions.
(d) They read the newspaper.

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

8. Which of the jurors comment that they all had difficult lives, so a difficult life should not explain the defendant's history of violence?
(a) 3, 6, 9 and 12.
(b) 6,7,1 and 3.
(c) 3, 4, 11 and 12.
(d) 4, 7, 3 and 11.

9. What important information casts doubts on the eyewitness' story in the first discussion of the evidence?
(a) The eyewitness wears glasses.
(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 claims to have seen the murder through the windows of a passing elevated train.

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

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

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

13. 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 hate you and I am going to 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'm gonna kill you!"

14. Why does the dissenting juror challenge the fact that other jurors are willing to take the alleged eyewitness' word when they would not accept the defendant's word?
(a) Because they assert that all people from the defendant's community are liars and the eyewitness is from the area.
(b) Because they assert that the eyewitness was unreliable.
(c) Because the eyewitness belongs to the same ethnic group.
(d) Because the eyewitness belongs to the same family as the victim.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How does the defendant account for the fact that after the murder he does not have the weapon he bought?

2. At what age was the defendant in reform school?

3. How old was the defendant when he lost his mother?

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

5. Apart from the defendant, who was arrested for handling a weapon?

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