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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Which two jurors are moved by the discovery about the timing involved in the old man's story?
(a) The foreman and Juror Six.
(b) Juror Two and Six.
(c) The foreman and Juror Four.
(d) Jurors Ten and Twelve.
2. Which juror is an immigrant to the United States?
(a) Juror Nine.
(b) Juror Seven.
(c) Juror Four.
(d) Juror Eleven.
3. What reason does the juror who changes his mind give for doing so?
(a) He now believes the jury was too hasty.
(b) He now believes the defendant is innocent.
(c) He now believes the evidence is questionable.
(d) He admires the conviction of the juror who stood alone against the rest.
4. 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) "I'll kill him!" I'll kill him!"
(b) "Let me just get my hands on him!"
(c) "That's it! I'll kill you!"
(d) "Touch me and I'll kill you!"
5. Why is the decision making process conducted by a group more complex than one that is made by just an individual?
(a) In a group there are many contending personalities and views.
(b) People influence each other in a group.
(c) It is not more complex, it just takes longer.
(d) It takes time for everyone to express personal views in a group.
6. How do some members of the jury respond to those who disagree?
(a) With an open mind.
(b) With contradictions.
(c) With ostracism and ridicule.
(d) With additional questions.
7. 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?
8. How does Juror Eight capitalize on the error made by Juror Three in threatening to kill him?
(a) He asks the other jurors if they think that Juror Three would really kill him.
(b) He asks Juror Three whether he really means that.
(c) He tells the other jurors "See? He said what he didn't mean."
(d) He asks Juror Three if he would really kill him.
9. 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 is capable of anger in spite of his usual sober analysis.
(c) It shows he hates Juror Three.
(d) It shows he has a temper, too.
10. 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 dressed in shabby clothes and uses two canes.
(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 nervous and agitated
11. What attribute is consistently demonstrated by Juror Eight which helps the other jurors to unravel the case?
(a) Knowledge of law.
(b) The ability to argue.
(d) Careful attention to details.
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 no longer believe the evidence.
(b) It shows they are now willing to forget about their personal views.
(c) It shows they think the defendant might be innocent.
(d) It represents the trend towards a more reasonable, analytical approach
13. What important shift in the attitude of many jurors takes place during the debates in Act II about the case?
(a) They are more agitated because so much time is passing.
(b) They withdraw and consider their own feelings.
(c) They become more sober and thoughtful in discussing the issues.
(d) They become calmer and participate less in the discussion.
14. Which juror accuses the juror who is adamant that he will not see the defendant set free of wanting to be the defendant's executioner?
(a) Juror four.
(b) Juror Eight.
(c) Juror Five.
(d) Juror Nine.
15. How does the timing described in the old man's testimony affect the jurors' analysis?
(a) Someone points out that the old man wore thick glasses, and he would not have had time to put them on at night.
(b) They realize that the old man might have been wrong about the time when he saw the defendant leave the apartment.
(c) They realize that the old man's testimony about the time of the murder was inaccurate.
(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.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Juror Three convey to the jurors by his insistence of the defendant's guilt?
2. According to the old man witness, where was he when he heard the argument between the defendant and his father?
3. What principle is supposed to guide the composition of a jury in relation to the defendant?
4. 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?
5. What starts the physical confrontation between two jurors in Act II?
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