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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What does this experience among the jurors demonstrate about group behavior?
(a) The members tend to split into subgroups.
(b) In a group, some members have the power to influence others.
(c) The most vocal member influences others.
(d) The most powerful member influences others.
2. In the altercation between two jurors, what words used by Juror Three shed light on the earlier discussion about whether people always mean what they say in anger?
(a) "That's it! I'll kill you!"
(b) "I'll kill him!" I'll kill him!"
(c) "Let me just get my hands on him!"
(d) "Touch me and I'll kill you!"
3. 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 has no right to attack another juror.
(d) Juror three disrespects the constitution.
4. What reason does the juror who changes his mind give for doing so?
(a) He now believes the defendant is innocent.
(b) He now believes the evidence is questionable.
(c) He admires the conviction of the juror who stood alone against the rest.
(d) He now believes the jury was too hasty.
5. How does Juror Nine justify his insights about the old man?
(a) He explains that old people get lonely and make up stories.
(b) He explains that old people who are tired of being insignificant often convince themselves to believe what is not true.
(c) He explains that loneliness and loss of family cause old people to imagine things.
(d) He explains that old people who are tired of being insignificant often tell lies.
6. Which juror admits to having changed his vote?
(a) Juror Five.
(b) Juror Ten.
(c) Juror Nine.
(d) Juror Eleven.
7. What do the actions of Juror Nine in Act II reveal about his character?
(a) He is willing to stand up for his beliefs in spite of pressure.
(b) He is afraid of Juror Eight.
(c) He believes the defendant is innocent.
(d) He has thought about the evidence.
8. How does Juror Eight capitalize on the error made by Juror Three in threatening to kill him?
(a) He asks Juror Three whether he really means that.
(b) He tells the other jurors "See? He said what he didn't mean."
(c) He asks Juror Three if he would really kill him.
(d) He asks the other jurors if they think that Juror Three would really kill him.
9. What does Act iI suggest about the reliability of some witnesses in a trial?
(a) They want to be famous.
(b) They can be influenced by personal experiences with criminals.
(c) They may be well-intentioned but unreliable.
(d) They are prone to confusion when questioned by legal experts.
10. How does the progress of the discussion in Act II affect the behavior of the group of jurors?
(a) As a group, the jurors develop insights that they could not have individually.
(b) The jurors begin to take the defendant more seriously.
(c) The jurors begin to listen to Juror Eight.
(d) The jurors continue to hurry towards a conclusion.
11. Why does Juror Eight question the witness' assertion that he heard the defendant say "I'm gonna kill you"?
(a) He believes the witness is seeking attention.
(b) He believes the witness was too far away.
(c) He believes the witness is too old to recall such details.
(d) He believes this might not have been possible because of the noise made by the passing train.
12. How does Juror Three justify his assertion that the defendant must have meant it when he said "I'm going to kill you"?
(a) He states the defendant meant it because he then proceeded to kill.
(b) He states that nobody says such words without meaning them.
(c) He states the defendant shouted the words angrily.
(d) He states that people always say what they mean when they are angry.
13. What important information about the jurors' behavior becomes evident during their deliberations in Act II?
(a) They do not pay much attention to the facts.
(b) They are not interested in justice.
(c) Their judgment is affected by their own personal experiences and values.
(d) They are influenced by the judge's instructions.
14. 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?
15. Of what is Juror Eight accused by an angry juror after others begin to change their votes in Act II?
(a) Of bullying.
(b) Of trying to be a lawyer.
(c) Of defending wrongdoers.
(d) Of being a "bleeding heart" trying to spare a ghetto kid.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Juror Nine observe about the old man witness, which leads to his insights about his life?
2. Based on the developments of Act II, what are the jurors on their way to proving?
3. What starts the physical confrontation between two jurors in Act II?
4. According to the old man witness, where was he when he heard the argument between the defendant and his father?
5. Which two jurors are moved by the discovery that the old man would have taken longer than he said to move from his bed to the door after hearing the noise upstairs?
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