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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. What is "the burden of proof"?
(a) The principle stating the defendant does not have to prove anything but the prosecution must prove guilt.
(b) The responsibility of the judge in proving guilt or innocence.
(c) The responsibility of proving one's innocence.
(d) The responsibility of the jury to come up with the right verdict.

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

5. What two types of prejudice are evident in the comments of some of the jurors during Act 1?
(a) Prejudice against the poor and prejudice against the uneducated.
(b) Prejudice against foreigners and class prejudice.
(c) Color prejudice and racial prejudice.
(d) Prejudice against some ethnic groups and prejudice against people from certain areas.

6. 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.

7. 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.

8. According to the defendant, why did he buy the alleged murder weapon?
(a) Because the one he had before was stolen.
(b) To give it as a present to his friend.
(c) Because he lost the one he had before.
(d) Because his father beat him.

9. 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.

10. What does the behavior of most of the jurors demonstrate about the decisions reached by juries?
(a) They are always reliable.
(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) If at least one juror is reliable, the others can be influenced.

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

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

13. What is a hung jury?
(a) One in which the foreman cannot control the jurors.
(b) One in which the jurors recommend hanging.
(c) One in which the jurors cannot reach a unanimous verdict.
(d) One in which the evidence is inconclusive.

14. 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?
(a) The foreman orders the jurors to be orderly.
(b) Juror One says people are free to disagree.
(c) A juror rebukes Juror Ten for his racist comment.
(d) Juror Six says America is a free country.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the reaction of the jury when the dissenting juror discredits the allegation that the weapon is unique?

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

3. Where was the victim wounded?

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

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

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