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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 most vocal member influences others.
(b) The members tend to split into subgroups.
(c) The most powerful member influences others.
(d) In a group, some members have the power to influence others.
2. Based on the developments of Act II, what are the jurors on their way to proving?
(a) That they discussed the case thoroughly.
(b) That there is reasonable doubt about the defendant's guilt.
(c) That they all agree.
(d) That they can prove someone else committed the murder.
3. Which juror is adamant that he will not see the defendant set free?
(a) The foreman.
(b) Juror Six.
(c) Juror Three.
(d) Juror Ten.
4. How much influence does the foreman have on the other jurors in this case?
(a) A great deal of influence.
(b) He hardly speaks.
(c) He changes the course of the discussion at different stages.
(d) He has little influence.
5. How do some members of the jury respond to those who disagree?
(a) With an open mind.
(b) With ostracism and ridicule.
(c) With additional questions.
(d) With contradictions.
6. 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) Their judgment is affected by their own personal experiences and values.
(c) They are not interested in justice.
(d) They are influenced by the judge's instructions.
7. How do the jurors try to get an accurate estimate of the time of the events described by the old man?
(a) They act out the scene in the jury room and time the different events that the old man described.
(b) They ask the foreman to read over the transcript.
(c) They ask for detailed information from the notes of the trial.
(d) They ask each juror to explain exactly what he heard the old man say.
8. Which juror is an immigrant to the United States?
(a) Juror Seven.
(b) Juror Nine.
(c) Juror Four.
(d) Juror Eleven.
9. 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 limited extent.
(b) To a great extent.
(d) Not at all.
10. 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 10 seconds.
(b) About 5 seconds.
(c) About 15 seconds.
(d) About 20 seconds.
11. How does Juror Nine justify his insights about the old man?
(a) He explains that old people who are tired of being insignificant often tell lies.
(b) He explains that loneliness and loss of family cause old people to imagine things.
(c) He explains that old people who are tired of being insignificant often convince themselves to believe what is not true.
(d) He explains that old people get lonely and make up stories.
12. What important shift in the attitude of many jurors takes place during the debates in Act II about the case?
(a) They withdraw and consider their own feelings.
(b) They become calmer and participate less in the discussion.
(c) They become more sober and thoughtful in discussing the issues.
(d) They are more agitated because so much time is passing.
13. What is the main outcome of this discussion about the words spoken by the defendant?
(a) Juror Three changes his vote to "not guilty".
(b) Juror Nine changes his vote back to "guilty".
(c) Juror Three gets into a rage and accuses the others of defending a criminal.
(d) Juror Five changes his vote to "not guilty".
14. What is the most significant method used by Juror Eight to influence other jurors?
(a) Logical reasoning.
(b) Concern for justice.
(c) Concern for the defendant.
(d) Ability to listen.
15. How does Juror Eight get the others to realize that the defendant might not have killed his father although he said "I'm gonna kill you"?
(a) He says that many people say things they don't really mean.
(b) He asks them to consider how many times they have said similar words with no intention to kill.
(c) He says the defendant might just have been angry.
(d) He says the defendant might have been provoked by his father.
Short Answer Questions
1. Why does the writer allow one of the jurors to threaten that he will kill another?
2. Where was the old man witness when he saw the defendant running down the stairs?
3. What does Juror Three convey to the jurors by his insistence of the defendant's guilt?
4. 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?
5. What source of information from the trial do the jurors use to help them estimate the time of the events surrounding the murder?
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