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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What significant information about the impact of an el train does the juror who used to live near it share?
(a) It is very heavy.
(b) You cannot see clearly through the windows.
(c) It is very noisy.
(d) It does not run after dark.
2. What is the most significant method used by Juror Eight to influence other jurors?
(a) Logical reasoning.
(b) Ability to listen.
(c) Concern for the defendant.
(d) Concern for justice.
3. Why does the writer allow one of the jurors to threaten that he will kill another?
(a) To prove how angry he is.
(b) To prove the point that people often utter threats that they do not intend to carry out.
(c) To demonstrate the level of tension and conflict.
(d) To show how much he hates the man who voted against the others.
4. Where was the old man witness when he saw the defendant running down the stairs?
(a) At his bedroom window.
(b) At his kitchen window.
(c) At his front door.
(d) At his bathroom window.
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 violence.
(b) It shows he hates Juror Three.
(c) It shows he has a temper, too.
(d) It shows he is capable of anger in spite of his usual sober analysis.
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 was too far away.
(b) He believes the witness is too old to recall such details.
(c) He believes the witness is seeking attention.
(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 more time than the old man said to move from his bed to the window.
(b) It takes 39 seconds to get to a certain point which the old man said took 10 seconds.
(c) It takes 50 seconds to get to a certain point which the old man said took10 seconds.
(d) It takes 42 seconds to get to a certain point which the old man said took 10 seconds.
8. Which juror is an immigrant to the United States?
(a) Juror Seven.
(b) Juror Four.
(c) Juror Nine.
(d) Juror Eleven.
9. What does this experience among the jurors demonstrate about group behavior?
(a) The most vocal member influences others.
(b) The most powerful member influences others.
(c) The members tend to split into subgroups.
(d) In a group, some members have the power to influence others.
10. 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) Not at all.
(b) To a limited extent.
(d) To a great extent.
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 5 seconds.
(b) About 15 seconds.
(c) About 10 seconds.
(d) About 20 seconds.
12. How do the jurors try to get an accurate estimate of the time of the events described by the old man?
(a) They ask each juror to explain exactly what he heard the old man say.
(b) They ask for detailed information from the notes of the trial.
(c) They act out the scene in the jury room and time the different events that the old man described.
(d) They ask the foreman to read over the transcript.
13. What reason does the juror who changes his mind give for doing so?
(a) He now believes the jury was too hasty.
(b) He admires the conviction of the juror who stood alone against the rest.
(c) He now believes the evidence is questionable.
(d) He now believes the defendant is innocent.
14. 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 realization that the woman wears glasses and she saw the murder through the train.
(c) The fact that the old man was hearing impaired and wore glasses.
(d) The arguments of Juror Eight and Juror Nine.
15. What is the reaction to the vote taken at the end of Act 1?
(a) Juror Three is outraged and accuses Juror Five of changing his vote because of Juror Eight..
(b) The foreman declares the vote null and void.
(c) Everone is angry except Juror Eight.
(d) Juror Ten attacks Juror Eight.
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. What does Juror Nine observe about the old man witness, which leads to his insights about his life?
3. Which juror admits to having changed his vote?
4. How does the timing described in the old man's testimony affect the jurors' analysis?
5. What important information about the jurors' behavior becomes evident during their deliberations in Act II?
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