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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. 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 bullying.
(c) Of trying to be a lawyer.
(d) Of defending wrongdoers.
2. What principle is supposed to guide the composition of a jury in relation to the defendant?
(a) They should know the defendent's circumstances well.
(b) They should be from the same ethnic group.
(c) They should be from similar backgrounds.
(d) They should be twelve members of the community who are the defendant's peers.
3. After getting a more accurate timing of the events described by the old man, what do the jurors realize?
(a) It takes 42 seconds to get to a certain point which the old man said took 10 seconds.
(b) It takes more time than the old man said to move from his bed to the window.
(c) It takes 39 seconds to get to a certain point which the old man said took 10 seconds.
(d) It takes 50 seconds to get to a certain point which the old man said took10 seconds.
4. Which juror shares the experience of living near the track of an el train?
(a) Juror Two.
(b) Juror Eight.
(c) Juror Seven.
(d) Juror Ten.
5. What important information about the jurors' behavior becomes evident during their deliberations in Act II?
(a) They do not pay much attention to the facts.
(b) They are influenced by the judge's instructions.
(c) They are not interested in justice.
(d) Their judgment is affected by their own personal experiences and values.
6. 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 that many people say things they don't really mean.
(b) He asks them to consider how many times they have said similar words with no intention to kill.
(c) He says the defendant might have been provoked by his father.
(d) He says the defendant might just have been angry.
7. 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 is anxious to leave.
(c) Because he realizes he might have voted incorrectly.
(d) Because of the conflict and tension among the jurors.
8. What reason does the juror who changes his mind give for doing so?
(a) He now believes the evidence is questionable.
(b) He now believes the defendant is innocent.
(c) He admires the conviction of the juror who stood alone against the rest.
(d) He now believes the jury was too hasty.
9. 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.
10. How does the progress of the discussion in Act II affect the behavior of the group of jurors?
(a) The jurors begin to listen to Juror Eight.
(b) The jurors begin to take the defendant more seriously.
(c) As a group, the jurors develop insights that they could not have individually.
(d) The jurors continue to hurry towards a conclusion.
11. How do the jurors try to get an accurate estimate of the time of the events described by the old man?
(a) They act out the scene in the jury room and time the different events that the old man described.
(b) They ask each juror to explain exactly what he heard the old man say.
(c) They ask the foreman to read over the transcript.
(d) They ask for detailed information from the notes of the trial.
12. What is the reaction to the vote taken at the end of Act 1?
(a) Juror Ten attacks Juror Eight.
(b) Juror Three is outraged and accuses Juror Five of changing his vote because of Juror Eight..
(c) The foreman declares the vote null and void.
(d) Everone is angry except Juror Eight.
13. What significant information about the impact of an el train does the juror who used to live near it share?
(a) It does not run after dark.
(b) You cannot see clearly through the windows.
(c) It is very heavy.
(d) It is very noisy.
14. How does Juror Eight capitalize on the error made by Juror Three in threatening to kill him?
(a) He tells the other jurors "See? He said what he didn't mean."
(b) He asks Juror Three if he would really kill him.
(c) He asks the other jurors if they think that Juror Three would really kill him.
(d) He asks Juror Three whether he really means that.
15. What starts the physical confrontation between two jurors in Act II?
(a) Juror Three lunges after Juror Eight, who accuses him of being a sadist who wants to see the defendant die.
(b) They confront each other after exchanging harsh words.
(c) Juror Eight lunges after Juror Three, who calls him a sissy.
(d) Juror Three hits Juror Eight, who accuses him of being prejudiced.
Short Answer Questions
1. What source of information from the trial do the jurors use to help them estimate the time of the events surrounding the murder?
2. How much influence does the foreman have on the other jurors in this case?
3. What attribute is consistently demonstrated by Juror Eight which helps the other jurors to unravel the case?
4. What does this experience among the jurors demonstrate about group behavior?
5. What important shift in the attitude of many jurors takes place during the debates in Act II about the case?
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