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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. How much influence does the foreman have on the other jurors in this case?
(a) He hardly speaks.
(b) He changes the course of the discussion at different stages.
(c) He has little influence.
(d) A great deal of influence.
2. Why does a juror change his vote after the discussion in Act II about the defendant's words?
(a) He believes the whole jury is going to change.
(b) He is from the ghetto and believes the defendant has been the victim of prejudice.
(c) He says there is now reasonable doubt.
(d) Juror Eight proves that people often say things they don't mean.
3. How does the progress of the discussion in Act II affect the behavior of the group of jurors?
(a) As a group, the jurors develop insights that they could not have individually.
(b) The jurors begin to take the defendant more seriously.
(c) The jurors begin to listen to Juror Eight.
(d) The jurors continue to hurry towards a conclusion.
4. What starts the physical confrontation between two jurors in Act II?
(a) Juror Eight lunges after Juror Three, who calls him a sissy.
(b) Juror Three lunges after Juror Eight, who accuses him of being a sadist who wants to see the defendant die.
(c) Juror Three hits Juror Eight, who accuses him of being prejudiced.
(d) They confront each other after exchanging harsh words.
5. What does this experience among the jurors demonstrate about group behavior?
(a) The most powerful member influences others.
(b) In a group, some members have the power to influence others.
(c) The most vocal member influences others.
(d) The members tend to split into subgroups.
6. 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 shouted the words angrily.
(b) He states the defendant meant it because he then proceeded to kill.
(c) He states that nobody says such words without meaning them.
(d) He states that people always say what they mean when they are angry.
7. 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 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 act out the scene in the jury room and time the different events that the old man described.
8. 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 the same ethnic group.
(d) They should be from similar backgrounds.
9. What attribute is consistently demonstrated by Juror Eight which helps the other jurors to unravel the case?
(a) Careful attention to details.
(c) The ability to argue.
(d) Knowledge of law.
10. What literary device is used by the writer to create a high level of interest in the play by presenting the strongly contending views of the jurors?
11. 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) People influence each other in a group.
(c) It is not more complex, it just takes longer.
(d) In a group there are many contending personalities and views.
12. As Act II progresses, how does Juror Three's attitude contrast with the attitude of Juror Four?
(a) There is no contrast; they are both influenced by the belief that the defendant is guilty.
(b) Juror Three is a bully; Juror four acts as if he has superior knowledge.
(c) Juror Three has a closed mind while Juror Four is willing to listen and consider new possibilities.
(d) Juror Three is irrational while Juror Four reasons out his contributions carefully.
13. What does Juror Three convey to the jurors by his insistence of the defendant's guilt?
(a) That no amount of evidence is likely to make him change his mind.
(b) That he has personal feelings against the other jurors.
(c) That he has had a family member killed.
(d) That he has personal feelings against the defendant.
14. 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) To a great extent.
(d) Not at all.
15. 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?
(a) The fact that a similar weapon was easily available and that the old man might have been lying.
(b) The realization that the woman wears glasses and she saw the murder through the train.
(c) The fact that the old man was hearing impaired and wore glasses.
(d) The arguments of Juror Eight and Juror Nine.
Short Answer Questions
1. How does Juror Eight's participation in the altercation with Juror Three differ from his usual approach?
2. Which juror admits to having changed his vote?
3. Which two jurors are moved by the discovery about the timing involved in the old man's story?
4. What source of information from the trial do the jurors use to help them estimate the time of the events surrounding the murder?
5. What is the most significant method used by Juror Eight to influence other jurors?
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