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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. 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 that people always say what they mean when they are angry.
(c) He states the defendant shouted the words angrily.
(d) He states that nobody says such words without meaning them.
2. As Act II progresses, how does Juror Three's attitude contrast with the attitude of Juror Four?
(a) Juror Three is irrational while Juror Four reasons out his contributions carefully.
(b) Juror Three has a closed mind while Juror Four is willing to listen and consider new possibilities.
(c) Juror Three is a bully; Juror four acts as if he has superior knowledge.
(d) There is no contrast; they are both influenced by the belief that the defendant is guilty.
3. 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 wore a hearing aid.
(c) He notices that the old man was dressed in shabby clothes and uses two canes.
(d) He notices that the old man spoke uncertainly when asked questions in the courtroom.
4. 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 know the defendent's circumstances well.
(c) They should be from similar backgrounds.
(d) They should be from the same ethnic group.
5. Which juror admits to having changed his vote?
(a) Juror Eleven.
(b) Juror Ten.
(c) Juror Five.
(d) Juror Nine.
6. 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.
7. Where was the old man witness when he saw the defendant running down the stairs?
(a) At his front door.
(b) At his bathroom window.
(c) At his kitchen window.
(d) At his bedroom window.
8. How do the jurors try to get an accurate estimate of the time of the events described by the old man?
(a) They ask for detailed information from the notes of the trial.
(b) They act out the scene in the jury room and time the different events that the old man described.
(c) They ask the foreman to read over the transcript.
(d) They ask each juror to explain exactly what he heard the old man say.
9. What is the main outcome of this discussion about the words spoken by the defendant?
(a) Juror Three gets into a rage and accuses the others of defending a criminal.
(b) Juror Nine changes his vote back to "guilty".
(c) Juror Three changes his vote to "not guilty".
(d) Juror Five changes his vote to "not guilty".
10. How old is the man who gives evidence about the events he heard from his room?
11. 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) 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. 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 the witness is too old to recall such details.
(c) He believes this might not have been possible because of the noise made by the passing train.
(d) He believes the witness is seeking attention.
13. Which juror is an immigrant to the United States?
(a) Juror Nine.
(b) Juror Eleven.
(c) Juror Seven.
(d) Juror Four.
14. As the jurors discuss "reasonable doubt", why does Juror Nine become more and more uneasy?
(a) Because of the conflict and tension among the jurors.
(b) Because he realizes he might have voted incorrectly.
(c) Because he is anxious to leave.
(d) Because he sees the importance of thorough deliberations, and most of the jurors are in a hurry.
15. What source of information from the trial do the jurors use to help them estimate the time of the events surrounding the murder?
(a) Photographs of the building.
(b) They get the dimensions of the old man's room from a diagram of the apartment building.
(c) The old man's diary.
(d) The transcript of the old man's testimony.
Short Answer Questions
1. What important information about the jurors' behavior becomes evident during their deliberations in Act II?
2. Which juror says he would change his vote if he could find one reason to make him question the defendant's guilt?
3. What does Juror Eight mean when he calls another juror a sadist?
4. What important shift in the attitude of many jurors takes place during the debates in Act II about the case?
5. 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?
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