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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. 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 asks them to consider how many times they have said similar words with no intention to kill.
(b) He says the defendant might have been provoked by his father.
(c) He says that many people say things they don't really mean.
(d) He says the defendant might just have been angry.
2. What literary device is used by the writer to create a high level of interest in the play by presenting the strongly contending views of the jurors?
3. What does Act iI suggest about the reliability of some witnesses in a trial?
(a) They want to be famous.
(b) They may be well-intentioned but unreliable.
(c) They can be influenced by personal experiences with criminals.
(d) They are prone to confusion when questioned by legal experts.
4. What is the main outcome of this discussion about the words spoken by the defendant?
(a) Juror Three gets into a rage and accuses the others of defending a criminal.
(b) Juror Five changes his vote to "not guilty".
(c) Juror Three changes his vote to "not guilty".
(d) Juror Nine changes his vote back to "guilty".
5. How does Juror Eight's participation in the altercation with Juror Three differ from his usual approach?
(a) It shows he is capable of anger in spite of his usual sober analysis.
(b) It shows he hates Juror Three.
(c) It shows he is capable of violence.
(d) It shows he has a temper, too.
6. 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.
7. After getting a more accurate timing of the events described by the old man, what do the jurors realize?
(a) It takes 50 seconds to get to a certain point which the old man said took10 seconds.
(b) It takes 42 seconds to get to a certain point which the old man said took 10 seconds.
(c) It takes more time than the old man said to move from his bed to the window.
(d) It takes 39 seconds to get to a certain point which the old man said took 10 seconds.
8. Which juror says he would change his vote if he could find one reason to make him question the defendant's guilt?
(a) Juror Seven.
(b) Juror Ten.
(c) Juror Four.
(d) Juror Two.
9. Which juror accuses the juror who is adamant that he will not see the defendant set free of wanting to be the defendant's executioner?
(a) Juror Eight.
(b) Juror Nine.
(c) Juror four.
(d) Juror Five.
10. 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?
(a) Jurors Ten and Twelve.
(b) The foreman and Juror Six.
(c) The foreman and Juror Four.
(d) Jurors Two and Six.
11. 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 the old man was hearing impaired and wore glasses.
(b) The arguments of Juror Eight and Juror Nine.
(c) The realization that the woman wears glasses and she saw the murder through the train.
(d) The fact that a similar weapon was easily available and that the old man might have been lying.
12. Why does the writer allow one of the jurors to threaten that he will kill another?
(a) To demonstrate the level of tension and conflict.
(b) To prove the point that people often utter threats that they do not intend to carry out.
(c) To prove how angry he is.
(d) To show how much he hates the man who voted against the others.
13. As Act II progresses, how does Juror Three's attitude contrast with the attitude of Juror Four?
(a) Juror Three is irrational while Juror Four reasons out his contributions carefully.
(b) Juror Three is a bully; Juror four acts as if he has superior knowledge.
(c) Juror Three has a closed mind while Juror Four is willing to listen and consider new possibilities.
(d) There is no contrast; they are both influenced by the belief that the defendant is guilty.
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 limited extent.
(b) To a great extent.
(c) Not at all.
15. According to the old man witness, where was he when he heard the argument between the defendant and his father?
(a) In his bed.
(b) In his kitchen.
(c) On the landing.
(d) In his bathroom.
Short Answer Questions
1. How does the involvement of the jury in acting out and assessing the allegations of the old man compare with their earlier attitude towards the evidence?
2. 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?
3. What attribute is demonstrated by Juror Nine which helps the other jurors to unravel the case?
4. Of what is Juror Eight accused by an angry juror after others begin to change their votes in Act II?
5. Which juror shares the experience of living near the track of an el train?
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