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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. According to the old man witness, where was he when he heard the argument between the defendant and his father?
(a) On the landing.
(b) In his bed.
(c) In his bathroom.
(d) In his kitchen.
2. 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 10 seconds.
(b) About 15 seconds.
(c) About 5 seconds.
(d) About 20 seconds.
3. 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.
(c) To a great extent.
4. What does Juror Eight mean when he calls another juror a sadist?
(a) That he is prejudiced.
(b) That he is dishonest.
(c) That he enjoys seeing someone else suffer.
(d) That he is a foreigner.
5. After getting a more accurate timing of the events described by the old man, what do the jurors realize?
(a) It takes 42 seconds to get to a certain point which the old man said took 10 seconds.
(b) It takes 50 seconds to get to a certain point which the old man said took10 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.
6. 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 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 the old man was hearing impaired and wore glasses.
7. What important information about the jurors' behavior becomes evident during their deliberations in Act II?
(a) They are not interested in justice.
(b) They do not pay much attention to the facts.
(c) They are influenced by the judge's instructions.
(d) Their judgment is affected by their own personal experiences and values.
8. What do the actions of Juror Nine in Act II reveal about his character?
(a) He is willing to stand up for his beliefs in spite of pressure.
(b) He believes the defendant is innocent.
(c) He is afraid of Juror Eight.
(d) He has thought about the evidence.
9. 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?
10. Which two jurors are moved by the discovery about the timing involved in the old man's story?
(a) The foreman and Juror Four.
(b) Juror Two and Six.
(c) Jurors Ten and Twelve.
(d) The foreman and Juror Six.
11. How much influence does the foreman have on the other jurors in this case?
(a) He hardly speaks.
(b) He has little influence.
(c) He changes the course of the discussion at different stages.
(d) A great deal of influence.
12. Why does a juror change his vote after the discussion in Act II about the defendant's words?
(a) He believes the whole jury is going to change.
(b) Juror Eight proves that people often say things they don't mean.
(c) He says there is now reasonable doubt.
(d) He is from the ghetto and believes the defendant has been the victim of prejudice.
13. 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 Nine.
(b) Juror Eight.
(c) The foreman.
(d) Juror Five.
14. What significant information about the impact of an el train does the juror who used to live near it share?
(a) You cannot see clearly through the windows.
(b) It is very heavy.
(c) It is very noisy.
(d) It does not run after dark.
15. 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) 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.
Short Answer Questions
1. How do the jurors try to get an accurate estimate of the time of the events described by the old man?
2. What attribute is consistently demonstrated by Juror Eight which helps the other jurors to unravel the case?
3. What reason does the juror who changes his mind give for doing so?
4. How old is the man who gives evidence about the events he heard from his room?
5. How do some members of the jury respond to those who disagree?
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