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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Which juror is an immigrant to the United States?
(a) Juror Eleven.
(b) Juror Nine.
(c) Juror Seven.
(d) Juror Four.
2. How do some members of the jury respond to those who disagree?
(a) With additional questions.
(b) With ostracism and ridicule.
(c) With contradictions.
(d) With an open mind.
3. What does this experience among the jurors demonstrate about group behavior?
(a) The most powerful member influences others.
(b) In a group, some members have the power to influence others.
(c) The most vocal member influences others.
(d) The members tend to split into subgroups.
4. What does Act iI suggest about the reliability of some witnesses in a trial?
(a) They may be well-intentioned but unreliable.
(b) They want to be famous.
(c) They are prone to confusion when questioned by legal experts.
(d) They can be influenced by personal experiences with criminals.
5. What principle is supposed to guide the composition of a jury in relation to the defendant?
(a) They should be from similar backgrounds.
(b) They should be from the same ethnic group.
(c) They should know the defendent's circumstances well.
(d) They should be twelve members of the community who are the defendant's peers.
6. 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?
7. 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 arguments of Juror Eight and Juror Nine.
(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 realization that the woman wears glasses and she saw the murder through the train.
8. 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 show how much he hates the man who voted against the others.
(c) To prove how angry he is.
(d) To prove the point that people often utter threats that they do not intend to carry out.
9. How does Juror Eight's participation in the altercation with Juror Three differ from his usual approach?
(a) It shows he has a temper, too.
(b) It shows he is capable of anger in spite of his usual sober analysis.
(c) It shows he hates Juror Three.
(d) It shows he is capable of violence.
10. What reason does the juror who changes his mind give for doing so?
(a) He admires the conviction of the juror who stood alone against the rest.
(b) He now believes the defendant is innocent.
(c) He now believes the evidence is questionable.
(d) He now believes the jury was too hasty.
11. Where was the old man witness when he saw the defendant running down the stairs?
(a) At his front door.
(b) At his kitchen window.
(c) At his bathroom window.
(d) At his bedroom window.
12. Why is the decision making process conducted by a group more complex than one that is made by just an individual?
(a) In a group there are many contending personalities and views.
(b) It takes time for everyone to express personal views in a group.
(c) It is not more complex, it just takes longer.
(d) People influence each other in a group.
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 Five changes his vote to "not guilty".
(c) Juror Three gets into a rage and accuses the others of defending a criminal.
(d) Juror Nine changes his vote back to "guilty".
14. How much influence does the foreman have on the other jurors in this case?
(a) He has little influence.
(b) A great deal of influence.
(c) He hardly speaks.
(d) He changes the course of the discussion at different stages.
15. 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 15 seconds.
(b) About 10 seconds.
(c) About 5 seconds.
(d) About 20 seconds.
Short Answer Questions
1. What source of information from the trial do the jurors use to help them estimate the time of the events surrounding the murder?
2. What important shift in the attitude of many jurors takes place during the debates in Act II about the case?
3. What does Juror Nine observe about the old man witness, which leads to his insights about his life?
4. How does Juror Nine justify his insights about the old man?
5. What does Juror Eleven assert in defense of the result of the second vote?
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