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Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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 read the newspaper.
(c) They are casual in their discussions.
(d) They do not pay attention to the details.

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?
(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.

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

4. What kind of man is the dissenting juror?
(a) A man who owns his own business and can control his own use of time.
(b) A man who is not employed so he has no urgent business to conduct.
(c) A man of conviction who takes the role of the jury very seriously.
(d) A man of conviction who does not believe in prejudice.

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

6. Where was the victim wounded?
(a) In the stomach.
(b) In the chest.
(c) In the head.
(d) In the face.

7. What important facts are revealed about the circumstances of the defendant's life by the juror who votes "not guilty" in the first round of voting?
(a) He has had a difficult life in a ghetto without a father.
(b) He has had a difficult life in a ghetto; his mother is dead and his father has beaten him regularly.
(c) He has been in and out of prison for stealing cars.
(d) He is an orphan and member of a minority group.

8. 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.

9. How does the dissenting juror explain the defendant's record of violence?
(a) He says the defendant has an abusive father who has beaten him since he was a young boy.
(b) He says the defendant has been conditioned this way by living in the ghetto.
(c) He says the defendant has been wayward because of bad company.
(d) He says the defendant was left by his mother as a child.

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

11. After eleven jurors vote "guilty" and one juror votes "not guilty", what process do the jurors decide on in order to resolve the matter?
(a) They decide that the eleven men should each take a turn to explain to the dissenting juror why he is wrong.
(b) They decide to take in a verdict of "undecided".
(c) They decide to re-examine the evidence.
(d) They decide to separate into two groups and discuss different aspects of the evidence.

12. 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 people who are not of his racial background.
(c) He dislikes all Caucasians.
(d) He dislikes all foreigners.

13. 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.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Which juror asks the guard to bring in the murder weapon for closer examination?

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

3. What important information casts doubts on the eyewitness' story in the first discussion of the evidence?

4. Why was the alleged eyewitness awake at the time of the murder?

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

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