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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

4. 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.

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

6. Why do the jurors take a vote before discussing the evidence?
(a) To get an early indication of where they stand on the verdict
(b) The verdict is obvious.
(c) So they can leave quickly.
(d) The judge instructs them to do so.

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

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

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

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

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

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

13. Why does the dissenting juror insist they should spend time examining the evidence in detail?
(a) He believes the witnesses are unreliable.
(b) He believes the presentation of the case is prejudiced.
(c) He believes that the defendant is innocent.
(d) He is not certain that the defendant is guilty.

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

15. How does the prosecution help to establish for the jury that the eyewitness was in a position to see the murder?
(a) They provide pictures of the apartment and the surroundings.
(b) They show a videotape illustrating how the murder could have been seen.
(c) The jury is taken to the home of the eyewitness to observe the conditions under which the murder was witnessed.
(d) They present other witnesses who say the same thing.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Juror Four challenge the defendant's alibi?

2. Apart from the action of the dissenting juror in Act 1, what other contributions from a juror suggest there is at least one other juror willing to stand up against the behavior of others?

3. How does the dissenting juror discredit the allegation that the murder weapon is unique?

4. How does the dissenting juror feel about the job done by the lawyer for the defendant?

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

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