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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the most significant method used by Juror Eight to influence other jurors?
(a) Concern for the defendant.
(b) Logical reasoning.
(c) Ability to listen.
(d) Concern for justice.

2. 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 they can prove someone else committed the murder.
(c) That there is reasonable doubt about the defendant's guilt.
(d) That they all agree.

3. 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.

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

5. 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) "That's it! I'll kill you!"
(b) "Touch me and I'll kill you!"
(c) "Let me just get my hands on him!"
(d) "I'll kill him!" I'll kill him!"

6. 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?
(a) Irony.
(b) Symbolism.
(c) Metaphor.
(d) Conflict.

7. What principle is supposed to guide the composition of a jury in relation to the defendant?
(a) They should be from the same ethnic group.
(b) They should be twelve members of the community who are the defendant's peers.
(c) They should be from similar backgrounds.
(d) They should know the defendent's circumstances well.

8. 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) The foreman.
(b) Juror Five.
(c) Juror Nine.
(d) Juror Eight.

9. Which juror is an immigrant to the United States?
(a) Juror Eleven.
(b) Juror Nine.
(c) Juror Seven.
(d) Juror Four.

10. 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) Not at all.
(b) To a great extent.
(c) Totally.
(d) To a limited extent.

11. What does this experience among the jurors demonstrate about group behavior?
(a) The most vocal member influences others.
(b) The most powerful member influences others.
(c) The members tend to split into subgroups.
(d) In a group, some members have the power to influence others.

12. What reason does the juror who changes his mind give for doing so?
(a) He now believes the jury was too hasty.
(b) He admires the conviction of the juror who stood alone against the rest.
(c) He now believes the defendant is innocent.
(d) He now believes the evidence is questionable.

13. 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 was nervous and agitated
(b) He notices that the old man spoke uncertainly when asked questions in the courtroom.
(c) He notices that the old man wore a hearing aid.
(d) He notices that the old man was dressed in shabby clothes and uses two canes.

14. Which two jurors are moved by the discovery about the timing involved in the old man's story?
(a) Juror Two and Six.
(b) Jurors Ten and Twelve.
(c) The foreman and Juror Four.
(d) The foreman and Juror Six.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. After getting a more accurate timing of the events described by the old man, what do the jurors realize?

2. Why does a juror change his vote after the discussion in Act II about the defendant's words?

3. What two reasons cause a juror to believe there is reasonable doubt about the defendant's guilt after adding doubts about the old man's testimony to earlier discussions about the murder?

4. How does Juror Eight capitalize on the error made by Juror Three in threatening to kill him?

5. What does Act iI suggest about the reliability of some witnesses in a trial?

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