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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. As Act II progresses, how does Juror Three's attitude contrast with the attitude of Juror Four?
(a) Juror Three is a bully; Juror four acts as if he has superior knowledge.
(b) Juror Three is irrational while Juror Four reasons out his contributions carefully.
(c) There is no contrast; they are both influenced by the belief that the defendant is guilty.
(d) Juror Three has a closed mind while Juror Four is willing to listen and consider new possibilities.
2. 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.
3. 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?
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?
(a) "I'll kill him!" I'll kill him!"
(b) "That's it! I'll kill you!"
(c) "Let me just get my hands on him!"
(d) "Touch me and I'll kill you!"
5. What literary device is used by the writer when he allows Juror Three to prove something to the jurors that is exactly opposite to what he would have wanted?
6. Which juror shares the experience of living near the track of an el train?
(a) Juror Two.
(b) Juror Ten.
(c) Juror Seven.
(d) Juror Eight.
7. How does Juror Nine justify his insights about the old man?
(a) He explains that loneliness and loss of family cause old people to imagine things.
(b) He explains that old people get lonely and make up stories.
(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 who are tired of being insignificant often tell lies.
8. 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?
9. 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.
10. 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?
(a) Juror Five.
(b) The foreman.
(c) Juror Nine.
(d) Juror Eight.
11. 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.
12. 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 is too old to recall such details.
(c) He believes the witness was too far away.
(d) He believes this might not have been possible because of the noise made by the passing train.
13. What important shift in the attitude of many jurors takes place during the debates in Act II about the case?
(a) They become more sober and thoughtful in discussing the issues.
(b) They are more agitated because so much time is passing.
(c) They become calmer and participate less in the discussion.
(d) They withdraw and consider their own feelings.
14. How do some members of the jury respond to those who disagree?
(a) With ostracism and ridicule.
(b) With additional questions.
(c) With an open mind.
(d) With contradictions.
15. What is the main outcome of this discussion about the words spoken by the defendant?
(a) Juror Five changes his vote to "not guilty".
(b) Juror Three gets into a rage and accuses the others of defending a criminal.
(c) Juror Three changes his vote to "not guilty".
(d) Juror Nine changes his vote back to "guilty".
Short Answer Questions
1. What important information about the jurors' behavior becomes evident during their deliberations in Act II?
2. What does Juror Eight mean when he calls another juror a sadist?
3. Which juror is adamant that he will not see the defendant set free?
4. How does the progress of the discussion in Act II affect the behavior of the group of jurors?
5. 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"?
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