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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. 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?
2. What does Juror Three do to infuriate Juror Eight in Act II?
(a) He takes out his newspaper and starts reading.
(b) He takes out his notepad and starts drawing.
(c) He tries to play tic-tac-toe with Juror Twelve.
(d) He strikes up a private conversation with Juror Twelve.
3. What starts the physical confrontation between two jurors in Act II?
(a) Juror Eight lunges after Juror Three, who calls him a sissy.
(b) Juror Three hits Juror Eight, who accuses him of being prejudiced.
(c) They confront each other after exchanging harsh words.
(d) Juror Three lunges after Juror Eight, who accuses him of being a sadist who wants to see the defendant die.
4. Why does a juror change his vote after the discussion in Act II about the defendant's words?
(a) He says there is now reasonable doubt.
(b) He believes the whole jury is going to change.
(c) Juror Eight proves that people often say things they don't mean.
(d) He is from the ghetto and believes the defendant has been the victim of prejudice.
5. 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 realization that the woman wears glasses and she saw the murder through the train.
(b) The fact that a similar weapon was easily available and that the old man might have been lying.
(c) The fact that the old man was hearing impaired and wore glasses.
(d) The arguments of Juror Eight and Juror Nine.
6. 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 the defendant might have been provoked by his father.
(b) He says the defendant might just have been angry.
(c) He says that many people say things they don't really mean.
(d) He asks them to consider how many times they have said similar words with no intention to kill.
7. 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.
8. Which juror is an immigrant to the United States?
(a) Juror Four.
(b) Juror Eleven.
(c) Juror Nine.
(d) Juror Seven.
9. Which juror admits to having changed his vote?
(a) Juror Ten.
(b) Juror Five.
(c) Juror Nine.
(d) Juror Eleven.
10. What is the most significant method used by Juror Eight to influence other jurors?
(a) Logical reasoning.
(b) Concern for the defendant.
(c) Ability to listen.
(d) Concern for justice.
11. How do the jurors try to get an accurate estimate of the time of the events described by the old man?
(a) They ask for detailed information from the notes of the trial.
(b) They ask each juror to explain exactly what he heard the old man say.
(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.
12. What does Juror Eleven assert in defense of the result of the second vote?
(a) Juror Three is prejudiced.
(b) Juror three has no right to attack another juror.
(c) Juror three disrespects the constitution.
(d) That in America, people are free to hold dissenting views.
13. 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 Four.
(c) The foreman and Juror Six.
(d) Jurors Two and Six.
14. As the jurors discuss "reasonable doubt", why does Juror Nine become more and more uneasy?
(a) Because he sees the importance of thorough deliberations, and most of the jurors are in a hurry.
(b) Because he realizes he might have voted incorrectly.
(c) Because he is anxious to leave.
(d) Because of the conflict and tension among the jurors.
15. How does the progress of the discussion in Act II affect the behavior of the group of jurors?
(a) The jurors continue to hurry towards a conclusion.
(b) The jurors begin to listen to Juror Eight.
(c) The jurors begin to take the defendant more seriously.
(d) As a group, the jurors develop insights that they could not have individually.
Short Answer Questions
1. In the acting out of the old man's movements from his bed to the door, which juror plays the role of the old man?
2. What does Juror Nine observe about the old man witness, which leads to his insights about his life?
3. What is the main outcome of this discussion about the words spoken by the defendant?
4. What attribute is consistently demonstrated by Juror Eight which helps the other jurors to unravel the case?
5. What important shift in the attitude of many jurors takes place during the debates in Act II about the case?
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