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Final Test - Easy

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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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) In his bed.
(c) On the landing.
(d) In his kitchen.

2. Which juror is adamant that he will not see the defendant set free?
(a) Juror Six.
(b) Juror Three.
(c) Juror Ten.
(d) The foreman.

3. 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) It is not more complex, it just takes longer.
(c) In a group there are many contending personalities and views.
(d) People influence each other in a group.

4. How does Juror Nine justify his insights about the old man?
(a) He explains that old people who are tired of being insignificant often convince themselves to believe what is not true.
(b) He explains that old people get lonely and make up stories.
(c) He explains that loneliness and loss of family cause old people to imagine things.
(d) He explains that old people who are tired of being insignificant often tell lies.

5. What does Juror Three convey to the jurors by his insistence of the defendant's guilt?
(a) That he has personal feelings against the other jurors.
(b) That no amount of evidence is likely to make him change his mind.
(c) That he has had a family member killed.
(d) That he has personal feelings against the defendant.

6. How does Juror Eight's participation in the altercation with Juror Three differ from his usual approach?
(a) It shows he is capable of violence.
(b) It shows he hates Juror Three.
(c) It shows he has a temper, too.
(d) It shows he is capable of anger in spite of his usual sober analysis.

7. 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 20 seconds.
(b) About 15 seconds.
(c) About 10 seconds.
(d) About 5 seconds.

8. 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 says the defendant might just have been angry.
(c) He asks them to consider how many times they have said similar words with no intention to kill.
(d) He says that many people say things they don't really mean.

9. 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) Totally.
(c) To a great extent.
(d) Not at all.

10. 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 are now willing to forget about their personal views.
(c) It represents the trend towards a more reasonable, analytical approach
(d) It shows they no longer believe the evidence.

11. 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) Jurors Two and Six.
(b) The foreman and Juror Four.
(c) Jurors Ten and Twelve.
(d) The foreman and Juror Six.

12. How old is the man who gives evidence about the events he heard from his room?
(a) 75.
(b) 65.
(c) 62.
(d) 80.

13. 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) Juror Eight.
(d) The foreman.

14. What does Juror Eleven assert in defense of the result of the second vote?
(a) Juror Three is prejudiced.
(b) That in America, people are free to hold dissenting views.
(c) Juror three disrespects the constitution.
(d) Juror three has no right to attack another juror.

15. How do some members of the jury respond to those who disagree?
(a) With contradictions.
(b) With an open mind.
(c) With ostracism and ridicule.
(d) With additional questions.

Short Answer Questions

1. How much influence does the foreman have on the other jurors in this case?

2. What does Juror Nine observe about the old man witness, which leads to his insights about his life?

3. 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?

4. What is the main outcome of this discussion about the words spoken by the defendant?

5. What important information about the jurors' behavior becomes evident during their deliberations in Act II?

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