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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. 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) To a limited extent.
(b) To a great extent.
(c) Not at all.
2. 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) "Touch me and I'll kill you!"
(d) "Let me just get my hands on him!"
3. 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 are more agitated because so much time is passing.
(c) They become more sober and thoughtful in discussing the issues.
(d) They become calmer and participate less in the discussion.
4. 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.
5. As Act II progresses, how does Juror Three's attitude contrast with the attitude of Juror Four?
(a) Juror Three is irrational while Juror Four reasons out his contributions carefully.
(b) There is no contrast; they are both influenced by the belief that the defendant is guilty.
(c) Juror Three is a bully; Juror four acts as if he has superior knowledge.
(d) Juror Three has a closed mind while Juror Four is willing to listen and consider new possibilities.
6. 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?
7. Where was the old man witness when he saw the defendant running down the stairs?
(a) At his front door.
(b) At his bathroom window.
(c) At his bedroom window.
(d) At his kitchen window.
8. What source of information from the trial do the jurors use to help them estimate the time of the events surrounding the murder?
(a) The transcript of the old man's testimony.
(b) They get the dimensions of the old man's room from a diagram of the apartment building.
(c) The old man's diary.
(d) Photographs of the building.
9. After getting a more accurate timing of the events described by the old man, what do the jurors realize?
(a) It takes more time than the old man said to move from his bed to the window.
(b) It takes 42 seconds to get to a certain point which the old man said took 10 seconds.
(c) It takes 50 seconds to get to a certain point which the old man said took10 seconds.
(d) It takes 39 seconds to get to a certain point which the old man said took 10 seconds.
10. 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 that many people say things they don't really mean.
(b) He says the defendant might have been provoked by his father.
(c) He says the defendant might just have been angry.
(d) He asks them to consider how many times they have said similar words with no intention to kill.
11. What does Act iI suggest about the reliability of some witnesses in a trial?
(a) They are prone to confusion when questioned by legal experts.
(b) They want to be famous.
(c) They can be influenced by personal experiences with criminals.
(d) They may be well-intentioned but unreliable.
12. How do some members of the jury respond to those who disagree?
(a) With additional questions.
(b) With an open mind.
(c) With ostracism and ridicule.
(d) With contradictions.
13. 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?
14. How do the jurors try to get an accurate estimate of the time of the events described by the old man?
(a) They ask the foreman to read over the transcript.
(b) They ask for detailed information from the notes of the trial.
(c) They ask each juror to explain exactly what he heard the old man say.
(d) They act out the scene in the jury room and time the different events that the old man described.
15. Why does the writer allow one of the jurors to threaten that he will kill another?
(a) To show how much he hates the man who voted against the others.
(b) To demonstrate the level of tension and conflict.
(c) To prove the point that people often utter threats that they do not intend to carry out.
(d) To prove how angry he is.
Short Answer Questions
1. What significant information about the impact of an el train does the juror who used to live near it share?
2. Which juror admits to having changed his vote?
3. What does Juror Eleven assert in defense of the result of the second vote?
4. What do the actions of Juror Nine in Act II reveal about his character?
5. How does Juror Eight capitalize on the error made by Juror Three in threatening to kill him?
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