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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What does Juror Nine observe about the old man witness, which leads to his insights about his life?
(a) He notices that the old man wore a hearing aid.
(b) He notices that the old man spoke uncertainly when asked questions in the courtroom.
(c) He notices that the old man was nervous and agitated
(d) He notices that the old man was dressed in shabby clothes and uses two canes.
2. What principle is supposed to guide the composition of a jury in relation to the defendant?
(a) They should be twelve members of the community who are the defendant's peers.
(b) They should be from the same ethnic group.
(c) They should know the defendent's circumstances well.
(d) They should be from similar backgrounds.
3. 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 5 seconds.
(b) About 10 seconds.
(c) About 20 seconds.
(d) About 15 seconds.
4. Of what is Juror Eight accused by an angry juror after others begin to change their votes in Act II?
(a) Of defending wrongdoers.
(b) Of trying to be a lawyer.
(c) Of bullying.
(d) Of being a "bleeding heart" trying to spare a ghetto kid.
5. Which two jurors are moved by the discovery about the timing involved in the old man's story?
(a) The foreman and Juror Four.
(b) Jurors Ten and Twelve.
(c) The foreman and Juror Six.
(d) Juror Two and Six.
6. As Act II progresses, how does Juror Three's attitude contrast with the attitude of Juror Four?
(a) Juror Three has a closed mind while Juror Four is willing to listen and consider new possibilities.
(b) Juror Three is a bully; Juror four acts as if he has superior knowledge.
(c) There is no contrast; they are both influenced by the belief that the defendant is guilty.
(d) Juror Three is irrational while Juror Four reasons out his contributions carefully.
7. How does the timing described in the old man's testimony affect the jurors' analysis?
(a) They realize that the old man's testimony about the time of the murder was inaccurate.
(b) They realize that the old man might have been wrong about the time when he saw the defendant leave the apartment.
(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) Someone points out that the old man wore thick glasses, and he would not have had time to put them on at night.
8. What reason does the juror who changes his mind give for doing so?
(a) He now believes the evidence is questionable.
(b) He now believes the jury was too hasty.
(c) He admires the conviction of the juror who stood alone against the rest.
(d) He now believes the defendant is innocent.
9. 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?
10. What does Juror Eight explain to the juror who asks who killed the man if it was not the defendant?
(a) That he did not listen carefully to the judge's instructions.
(b) That he can raise that question after they have decided on this defendant.
(c) That this jury's job is to decide whether this defendant is guilty, not to consider any other suspect.
(d) That he doesn't understand how juries work.
11. 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.
12. Based on the developments of Act II, what are the jurors on their way to proving?
(a) That they discussed the case thoroughly.
(b) That there is reasonable doubt about the defendant's guilt.
(c) That they all agree.
(d) That they can prove someone else committed the murder.
13. Which juror is an immigrant to the United States?
(a) Juror Seven.
(b) Juror Nine.
(c) Juror Four.
(d) Juror Eleven.
14. What does Act iI suggest about the reliability of some witnesses in a trial?
(a) They may be well-intentioned but unreliable.
(b) They are prone to confusion when questioned by legal experts.
(c) They want to be famous.
(d) They can be influenced by personal experiences with criminals.
15. 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 calmer and participate less in the discussion.
(d) They become more sober and thoughtful in discussing the issues.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Juror Three do to infuriate Juror Eight in Act II?
2. What does Juror Eight mean when he calls another juror a sadist?
3. 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?
4. What does this experience among the jurors demonstrate about group behavior?
5. Where was the old man witness when he saw the defendant running down the stairs?
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