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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Why does the writer allow one of the jurors to threaten that he will kill another?
(a) To demonstrate the level of tension and conflict.
(b) To show how much he hates the man who voted against the others.
(c) To prove how angry he is.
(d) To prove the point that people often utter threats that they do not intend to carry out.
2. How do the jurors try to get an accurate estimate of the time of the events described by the old man?
(a) They ask for detailed information from the notes of the trial.
(b) They ask each juror to explain exactly what he heard the old man say.
(c) They act out the scene in the jury room and time the different events that the old man described.
(d) They ask the foreman to read over the transcript.
3. 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.
4. What starts the physical confrontation between two jurors in Act II?
(a) Juror Three lunges after Juror Eight, who accuses him of being a sadist who wants to see the defendant die.
(b) They confront each other after exchanging harsh words.
(c) Juror Eight lunges after Juror Three, who calls him a sissy.
(d) Juror Three hits Juror Eight, who accuses him of being prejudiced.
5. 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) Not at all.
(d) To a great extent.
6. 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 Five.
(b) Juror Nine.
(c) The foreman.
(d) Juror Eight.
7. 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?
(a) It shows they think the defendant might be innocent.
(b) It shows they no longer believe the evidence.
(c) It represents the trend towards a more reasonable, analytical approach
(d) It shows they are now willing to forget about their personal views.
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 old man's diary.
(b) They get the dimensions of the old man's room from a diagram of the apartment building.
(c) The transcript of the old man's testimony.
(d) Photographs of the building.
9. As the jurors discuss "reasonable doubt", why does Juror Nine become more and more uneasy?
(a) Because he is anxious to leave.
(b) Because he realizes he might have voted incorrectly.
(c) Because of the conflict and tension among the jurors.
(d) Because he sees the importance of thorough deliberations, and most of the jurors are in a hurry.
10. Which juror says he would change his vote if he could find one reason to make him question the defendant's guilt?
(a) Juror Two.
(b) Juror Seven.
(c) Juror Ten.
(d) Juror Four.
11. What important shift in the attitude of many jurors takes place during the debates in Act II about the case?
(a) They become more sober and thoughtful in discussing the issues.
(b) They become calmer and participate less in the discussion.
(c) They withdraw and consider their own feelings.
(d) They are more agitated because so much time is passing.
12. What is the reaction to the vote taken at the end of Act 1?
(a) The foreman declares the vote null and void.
(b) Juror Three is outraged and accuses Juror Five of changing his vote because of Juror Eight..
(c) Juror Ten attacks Juror Eight.
(d) Everone is angry except Juror Eight.
13. 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) "Touch me and I'll kill you!"
(b) "I'll kill him!" I'll kill him!"
(c) "That's it! I'll kill you!"
(d) "Let me just get my hands on him!"
14. What attribute is demonstrated by Juror Nine which helps the other jurors to unravel the case?
(a) Insight into human behavior.
(b) Insights gained from being a parent.
(c) Knowledge of the law.
(d) Insights gained from previous experience on a jury.
15. Which juror admits to having changed his vote?
(a) Juror Eleven.
(b) Juror Ten.
(c) Juror Nine.
(d) Juror Five.
Short Answer Questions
1. Where was the old man witness when he saw the defendant running down the stairs?
2. 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"?
3. What is the most significant method used by Juror Eight to influence other jurors?
4. What does Juror Eight explain to the juror who asks who killed the man if it was not the defendant?
5. What attribute is consistently demonstrated by Juror Eight which helps the other jurors to unravel the case?
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