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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What does Juror Eleven assert in defense of the result of the second vote?
(a) Juror Three is prejudiced.
(b) That in America, people are free to hold dissenting views.
(c) Juror three disrespects the constitution.
(d) Juror three has no right to attack another juror.
2. What starts the physical confrontation between two jurors in Act II?
(a) They confront each other after exchanging harsh words.
(b) Juror Eight lunges after Juror Three, who calls him a sissy.
(c) Juror Three hits Juror Eight, who accuses him of being prejudiced.
(d) Juror Three lunges after Juror Eight, who accuses him of being a sadist who wants to see the defendant die.
3. What two reasons cause a juror to believe there is reasonable doubt about the defendant's guilt after adding doubts about the old man's testimony to earlier discussions about the murder?
(a) The fact that a similar weapon was easily available and that the old man might have been lying.
(b) The arguments of Juror Eight and Juror Nine.
(c) The fact that the old man was hearing impaired and wore glasses.
(d) The realization that the woman wears glasses and she saw the murder through the train.
4. Which juror is adamant that he will not see the defendant set free?
(a) Juror Three.
(b) The foreman.
(c) Juror Six.
(d) Juror Ten.
5. What does Juror Eight explain to the juror who asks who killed the man if it was not the defendant?
(a) That he doesn't understand how juries work.
(b) That this jury's job is to decide whether this defendant is guilty, not to consider any other suspect.
(c) That he can raise that question after they have decided on this defendant.
(d) That he did not listen carefully to the judge's instructions.
6. Of what is Juror Eight accused by an angry juror after others begin to change their votes in Act II?
(a) Of being a "bleeding heart" trying to spare a ghetto kid.
(b) Of trying to be a lawyer.
(c) Of bullying.
(d) Of defending wrongdoers.
7. As the jurors analyze the evidence and arguments more closely, it becomes evident that the dissenting voter is playing a critical role as an agent of change. Which of the following words best describes this role?
8. After getting a more accurate timing of the events described by the old man, what do the jurors realize?
(a) It takes 42 seconds to get to a certain point which the old man said took 10 seconds.
(b) It takes more time than the old man said to move from his bed to the window.
(c) It takes 39 seconds to get to a certain point which the old man said took 10 seconds.
(d) It takes 50 seconds to get to a certain point which the old man said took10 seconds.
9. How does the progress of the discussion in Act II affect the behavior of the group of jurors?
(a) The jurors begin to listen to Juror Eight.
(b) The jurors begin to take the defendant more seriously.
(c) As a group, the jurors develop insights that they could not have individually.
(d) The jurors continue to hurry towards a conclusion.
10. Where was the old man witness when he saw the defendant running down the stairs?
(a) At his bathroom window.
(b) At his kitchen window.
(c) At his front door.
(d) At his bedroom window.
11. According to the juror who used to live by the el train, how long would the train take to pass a particular point?
(a) About 20 seconds.
(b) About 15 seconds.
(c) About 5 seconds.
(d) About 10 seconds.
12. What does this experience among the jurors demonstrate about group behavior?
(a) The most powerful member influences others.
(b) In a group, some members have the power to influence others.
(c) The members tend to split into subgroups.
(d) The most vocal member influences others.
13. Which juror is an immigrant to the United States?
(a) Juror Seven.
(b) Juror Eleven.
(c) Juror Nine.
(d) Juror Four.
14. Considering the information available about the defendant, to what extent does the composition of this jury reflect the principle that should guide the composition of a jury trying a case?
(a) To a great extent.
(b) Not at all.
(d) To a limited extent.
15. How do some members of the jury respond to those who disagree?
(a) With additional questions.
(b) With contradictions.
(c) With an open mind.
(d) With ostracism and ridicule.
Short Answer Questions
1. How does Juror Eight capitalize on the error made by Juror Three in threatening to kill him?
2. Why does Juror Eight question the witness' assertion that he heard the defendant say "I'm gonna kill you"?
3. What literary device is used by the writer when he allows Juror Three to prove something to the jurors that is exactly opposite to what he would have wanted?
4. What does Juror Nine observe about the old man witness, which leads to his insights about his life?
5. As the jurors discuss "reasonable doubt", why does Juror Nine become more and more uneasy?
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