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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. How does Juror Three justify his assertion that the defendant must have meant it when he said "I'm going to kill you"?
(a) He states that nobody says such words without meaning them.
(b) He states that people always say what they mean when they are angry.
(c) He states the defendant shouted the words angrily.
(d) He states the defendant meant it because he then proceeded to kill.
2. Which juror says he would change his vote if he could find one reason to make him question the defendant's guilt?
(a) Juror Ten.
(b) Juror Seven.
(c) Juror Two.
(d) Juror Four.
3. What attribute is consistently demonstrated by Juror Eight which helps the other jurors to unravel the case?
(a) Knowledge of law.
(c) Careful attention to details.
(d) The ability to argue.
4. What significant information about the impact of an el train does the juror who used to live near it share?
(a) It does not run after dark.
(b) You cannot see clearly through the windows.
(c) It is very heavy.
(d) It is very noisy.
5. Why is the decision making process conducted by a group more complex than one that is made by just an individual?
(a) It takes time for everyone to express personal views in a group.
(b) People influence each other in a group.
(c) It is not more complex, it just takes longer.
(d) In a group there are many contending personalities and views.
6. What important shift in the attitude of many jurors takes place during the debates in Act II about the case?
(a) They are more agitated because so much time is passing.
(b) They become more sober and thoughtful in discussing the issues.
(c) They withdraw and consider their own feelings.
(d) They become calmer and participate less in the discussion.
7. How does Juror Nine justify his insights about the old man?
(a) He explains that old people get lonely and make up stories.
(b) He explains that loneliness and loss of family cause old people to imagine things.
(c) He explains that old people who are tired of being insignificant often tell lies.
(d) He explains that old people who are tired of being insignificant often convince themselves to believe what is not true.
8. Based on the developments of Act II, what are the jurors on their way to proving?
(a) That there is reasonable doubt about the defendant's guilt.
(b) That they all agree.
(c) That they can prove someone else committed the murder.
(d) That they discussed the case thoroughly.
9. Which two jurors are moved by the discovery about the timing involved in the old man's story?
(a) Juror Two and Six.
(b) The foreman and Juror Six.
(c) Jurors Ten and Twelve.
(d) The foreman and Juror Four.
10. What is the most significant method used by Juror Eight to influence other jurors?
(a) Logical reasoning.
(b) Ability to listen.
(c) Concern for justice.
(d) Concern for the defendant.
11. 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) Their judgment is affected by their own personal experiences and values.
(d) They are influenced by the judge's instructions.
12. 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?
13. What do the actions of Juror Nine in Act II reveal about his character?
(a) He has thought about the evidence.
(b) He believes the defendant is innocent.
(c) He is willing to stand up for his beliefs in spite of pressure.
(d) He is afraid of Juror Eight.
14. How does the progress of the discussion in Act II affect the behavior of the group of jurors?
(a) As a group, the jurors develop insights that they could not have individually.
(b) The jurors begin to take the defendant more seriously.
(c) The jurors begin to listen to Juror Eight.
(d) The jurors continue to hurry towards a conclusion.
15. How do some members of the jury respond to those who disagree?
(a) With an open mind.
(b) With additional questions.
(c) With ostracism and ridicule.
(d) With contradictions.
Short Answer Questions
1. How much influence does the foreman have on the other jurors in this case?
2. 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?
3. What does Juror Eight mean when he calls another juror a sadist?
4. What does Juror Nine observe about the old man witness, which leads to his insights about his life?
5. According to the juror who used to live by the el train, how long would the train take to pass a particular point?
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