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Multiple Choice Questions

1. How does the defendant account for the fact that after the murder he does not have the weapon he bought?
(a) He says it was stolen.
(b) He says he left it at his friend's house.
(c) He says it must have fallen through a hole in his coat pocket.
(d) He says he lost it at the football game.

2. Who is the defendant and for what is he being tried?
(a) A man is being tried for the murder of the woman next door.
(b) A young man is being tried for the murder of his father.
(c) A boy is being tried for the murder of a man downstairs.
(d) A man is being tried for the murder of his son.

3. How does Juror Four challenge the defendant's alibi?
(a) The defendant cannot name the friend he was with.
(b) Noone saw the defendant.
(c) The ticket collector at the game does not remember the defendent
(d) The defendant can give no details about what he claims to have been doing.

4. What kind of man is the dissenting juror?
(a) A man of conviction who does not believe in prejudice.
(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 who owns his own business and can control his own use of time.

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

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

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

8. What does Juror Ten point out about an eyewitness to the murder?
(a) A man next door saw the defendant running away with blood on his hands.
(b) A woman who lives across the street saw the defendant kill his father.
(c) The neighbor down the corridor saw the defendant kill his father in the hallway.
(d) A boy across the street saw through a window as the defendant killed his father.

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

10. What information does Juror Seven provide about the history of the defendant?
(a) He has stolen a car, been convicted of mugging and stabbed someone in the arm.
(b) He has been to prison before.
(c) He has been charged with murder before.
(d) He has been convicted of stealing cars.

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

12. What is the reaction of the jury when the dissenting juror discredits the allegation that the weapon is unique?
(a) They are enlightened.
(b) They begin to fight him.
(c) They are astonished and one says that it is illegal to purchase such things.
(d) They claim he is a criminal just like the defendant.

13. 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.

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

15. 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 the eyewitness belongs to the same ethnic group.
(c) Because the eyewitness belongs to the same family as the victim.
(d) Because they assert that the eyewitness was unreliable.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does the prosecution help to establish for the jury that the eyewitness was in a position to see the murder?

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

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

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

5. 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?

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