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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. After getting a more accurate timing of the events described by the old man, what do the jurors realize?
(a) It takes 39 seconds to get to a certain point which the old man said took 10 seconds.
(b) It takes 50 seconds to get to a certain point which the old man said took10 seconds.
(c) It takes 42 seconds to get to a certain point which the old man said took 10 seconds.
(d) It takes more time than the old man said to move from his bed to the window.
2. Of what is Juror Eight accused by an angry juror after others begin to change their votes in Act II?
(a) Of being a "bleeding heart" trying to spare a ghetto kid.
(b) Of trying to be a lawyer.
(c) Of bullying.
(d) Of defending wrongdoers.
3. What does Juror Three do to infuriate Juror Eight in Act II?
(a) He takes out his notepad and starts drawing.
(b) He takes out his newspaper and starts reading.
(c) He strikes up a private conversation with Juror Twelve.
(d) He tries to play tic-tac-toe with Juror Twelve.
4. 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?
5. 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 15 seconds.
(b) About 10 seconds.
(c) About 20 seconds.
(d) About 5 seconds.
6. What is the main outcome of this discussion about the words spoken by the defendant?
(a) Juror Five changes his vote to "not guilty".
(b) Juror Three changes his vote to "not guilty".
(c) Juror Three gets into a rage and accuses the others of defending a criminal.
(d) Juror Nine changes his vote back to "guilty".
7. 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 the defendant meant it because he then proceeded to kill.
(b) He states the defendant shouted the words angrily.
(c) He states that people always say what they mean when they are angry.
(d) He states that nobody says such words without meaning them.
8. Why does Juror Eight question the witness' assertion that he heard the defendant say "I'm gonna kill you"?
(a) He believes the witness was too far away.
(b) He believes this might not have been possible because of the noise made by the passing train.
(c) He believes the witness is too old to recall such details.
(d) He believes the witness is seeking attention.
9. As the jurors discuss "reasonable doubt", why does Juror Nine become more and more uneasy?
(a) Because he sees the importance of thorough deliberations, and most of the jurors are in a hurry.
(b) Because he realizes he might have voted incorrectly.
(c) Because of the conflict and tension among the jurors.
(d) Because he is anxious to leave.
10. What attribute is consistently demonstrated by Juror Eight which helps the other jurors to unravel the case?
(b) Careful attention to details.
(c) The ability to argue.
(d) Knowledge of law.
11. How does the timing described in the old man's testimony affect the jurors' analysis?
(a) They realize that the old man might have been wrong about the time when he saw the defendant leave the apartment.
(b) They realize that the old man's testimony about the time of the murder was inaccurate.
(c) Someone points out that the old man wore thick glasses, and he would not have had time to put them on at night.
(d) 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.
12. 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 are now willing to forget about their personal views.
(b) It shows they think the defendant might be innocent.
(c) It shows they no longer believe the evidence.
(d) It represents the trend towards a more reasonable, analytical approach
13. How does Juror Eight's participation in the altercation with Juror Three differ from his usual approach?
(a) It shows he has a temper, too.
(b) It shows he is capable of anger in spite of his usual sober analysis.
(c) It shows he hates Juror Three.
(d) It shows he is capable of violence.
14. Which juror shares the experience of living near the track of an el train?
(a) Juror Eight.
(b) Juror Seven.
(c) Juror Two.
(d) Juror Ten.
15. 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 listen to Juror Eight.
(c) The jurors begin to take the defendant more seriously.
(d) The jurors continue to hurry towards a conclusion.
Short Answer Questions
1. 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?
2. What important shift in the attitude of many jurors takes place during the debates in Act II about the case?
3. What important information about the jurors' behavior becomes evident during their deliberations in Act II?
4. As Act II progresses, how does Juror Three's attitude contrast with the attitude of Juror Four?
5. What does Juror Eleven assert in defense of the result of the second vote?
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