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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. As the jurors discuss "reasonable doubt", why does Juror Nine become more and more uneasy?
(a) Because he realizes he might have voted incorrectly.
(b) Because of the conflict and tension among the jurors.
(c) Because he sees the importance of thorough deliberations, and most of the jurors are in a hurry.
(d) Because he is anxious to leave.
2. What important shift in the attitude of many jurors takes place during the debates in Act II about the case?
(a) They withdraw and consider their own feelings.
(b) They become calmer and participate less in the discussion.
(c) They become more sober and thoughtful in discussing the issues.
(d) They are more agitated because so much time is passing.
3. 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 Five.
(c) Juror Eight.
(d) The foreman.
4. Which juror is an immigrant to the United States?
(a) Juror Seven.
(b) Juror Nine.
(c) Juror Four.
(d) Juror Eleven.
5. 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 5 seconds.
(c) About 10 seconds.
(d) About 20 seconds.
6. Which juror accuses the juror who is adamant that he will not see the defendant set free of wanting to be the defendant's executioner?
(a) Juror four.
(b) Juror Eight.
(c) Juror Nine.
(d) Juror Five.
7. What attribute is demonstrated by Juror Nine which helps the other jurors to unravel the case?
(a) Insights gained from being a parent.
(b) Insight into human behavior.
(c) Insights gained from previous experience on a jury.
(d) Knowledge of the law.
8. What is the reaction to the vote taken at the end of Act 1?
(a) Everone is angry except Juror Eight.
(b) The foreman declares the vote null and void.
(c) Juror Three is outraged and accuses Juror Five of changing his vote because of Juror Eight..
(d) Juror Ten attacks Juror Eight.
9. What is the main outcome of this discussion about the words spoken by the defendant?
(a) Juror Three gets into a rage and accuses the others of defending a criminal.
(b) Juror Three changes his vote to "not guilty".
(c) Juror Nine changes his vote back to "guilty".
(d) Juror Five changes his vote to "not guilty".
10. 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?
11. What principle is supposed to guide the composition of a jury in relation to the defendant?
(a) They should be from the same ethnic group.
(b) They should be from similar backgrounds.
(c) They should know the defendent's circumstances well.
(d) They should be twelve members of the community who are the defendant's peers.
12. What does Act iI suggest about the reliability of some witnesses in a trial?
(a) They may be well-intentioned but unreliable.
(b) They can be influenced by personal experiences with criminals.
(c) They want to be famous.
(d) They are prone to confusion when questioned by legal experts.
13. How does Juror Eight's participation in the altercation with Juror Three differ from his usual approach?
(a) It shows he hates Juror Three.
(b) It shows he has a temper, too.
(c) It shows he is capable of anger in spite of his usual sober analysis.
(d) It shows he is capable of violence.
14. How does the timing described in the old man's testimony affect the jurors' analysis?
(a) They realize that the old man might have been wrong about the time when he saw the defendant leave the apartment.
(b) Someone points out that the old man wore thick glasses, and he would not have had time to put them on at night.
(c) The jurors realize that the old man could not have been right about the time it took for the events he described to take place.
(d) They realize that the old man's testimony about the time of the murder was inaccurate.
15. According to the old man witness, where was he when he heard the argument between the defendant and his father?
(a) In his bed.
(b) On the landing.
(c) In his bathroom.
(d) In his kitchen.
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. Which juror admits to having changed his vote?
3. How much influence does the foreman have on the other jurors in this case?
4. Why does Juror Eight question the witness' assertion that he heard the defendant say "I'm gonna kill you"?
5. What does Juror Three do to infuriate Juror Eight in Act II?
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