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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Of what is Juror Eight accused by an angry juror after others begin to change their votes in Act II?
(a) Of bullying.
(b) Of trying to be a lawyer.
(c) Of being a "bleeding heart" trying to spare a ghetto kid.
(d) Of defending wrongdoers.
2. What principle is supposed to guide the composition of a jury in relation to the defendant?
(a) They should know the defendent's circumstances well.
(b) They should be twelve members of the community who are the defendant's peers.
(c) They should be from similar backgrounds.
(d) They should be from the same ethnic group.
3. 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 can prove someone else committed the murder.
(c) That they all agree.
(d) That they discussed the case thoroughly.
4. What important information about the jurors' behavior becomes evident during their deliberations in Act II?
(a) They do not pay much attention to the facts.
(b) They are not interested in justice.
(c) They are influenced by the judge's instructions.
(d) Their judgment is affected by their own personal experiences and values.
5. 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.
6. According to the old man witness, where was he when he heard the argument between the defendant and his father?
(a) In his bathroom.
(b) On the landing.
(c) In his bed.
(d) In his kitchen.
7. What significant information about the impact of an el train does the juror who used to live near it share?
(a) It is very heavy.
(b) You cannot see clearly through the windows.
(c) It is very noisy.
(d) It does not run after dark.
8. 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.
9. 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"?
(a) He says the defendant might have been provoked by his father.
(b) He asks them to consider how many times they have said similar words with no intention to kill.
(c) He says the defendant might just have been angry.
(d) He says that many people say things they don't really mean.
10. 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) Knowledge of the law.
(d) Insights gained from previous experience on a jury.
11. How does the timing described in the old man's testimony affect the jurors' analysis?
(a) 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.
(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) They realize that the old man might have been wrong about the time when he saw the defendant leave the apartment.
(d) They realize that the old man's testimony about the time of the murder was inaccurate.
12. 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) The foreman and Juror Six.
(b) The foreman and Juror Four.
(c) Jurors Ten and Twelve.
(d) Jurors Two and Six.
13. What attribute is consistently demonstrated by Juror Eight which helps the other jurors to unravel the case?
(b) Knowledge of law.
(c) The ability to argue.
(d) Careful attention to details.
14. 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 Eight.
(b) Juror Five.
(c) Juror Nine.
(d) The foreman.
15. How does Juror Eight's participation in the altercation with Juror Three differ from his usual approach?
(a) It shows he is capable of anger in spite of his usual sober analysis.
(b) It shows he hates Juror Three.
(c) It shows he has a temper, too.
(d) It shows he is capable of violence.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does this experience among the jurors demonstrate about group behavior?
2. 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?
3. 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?
4. What does Juror Nine observe about the old man witness, which leads to his insights about his life?
5. 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?
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