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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. 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 Five.
(b) Juror four.
(c) Juror Nine.
(d) Juror Eight.
2. 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 arguments of Juror Eight and Juror Nine.
(c) The realization that the woman wears glasses and she saw the murder through the train.
(d) The fact that the old man was hearing impaired and wore glasses.
3. How much influence does the foreman have on the other jurors in this case?
(a) He hardly speaks.
(b) A great deal of influence.
(c) He changes the course of the discussion at different stages.
(d) He has little influence.
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 principle is supposed to guide the composition of a jury in relation to the defendant?
(a) They should be from similar backgrounds.
(b) They should know the defendent's circumstances well.
(c) They should be from the same ethnic group.
(d) They should be twelve members of the community who are the defendant's peers.
6. 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 the foreman to read over the transcript.
(c) They ask each juror to explain exactly what he heard the old man say.
(d) They ask for detailed information from the notes of the trial.
7. What does Act iI suggest about the reliability of some witnesses in a trial?
(a) They are prone to confusion when questioned by legal experts.
(b) They can be influenced by personal experiences with criminals.
(c) They want to be famous.
(d) They may be well-intentioned but unreliable.
8. What important shift in the attitude of many jurors takes place during the debates in Act II about the case?
(a) They become more sober and thoughtful in discussing the issues.
(b) They are more agitated because so much time is passing.
(c) They withdraw and consider their own feelings.
(d) They become calmer and participate less in the discussion.
9. 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 just have been angry.
(d) He says the defendant might have been provoked by his father.
10. 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) Someone points out that the old man wore thick glasses, and he would not have had time to put them on at night.
(c) They realize that the old man might have been wrong about the time when he saw the defendant leave the apartment.
(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.
11. 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 are now willing to forget about their personal views.
(b) It shows they no longer believe the evidence.
(c) It shows they think the defendant might be innocent.
(d) It represents the trend towards a more reasonable, analytical approach
12. Which juror admits to having changed his vote?
(a) Juror Five.
(b) Juror Ten.
(c) Juror Eleven.
(d) Juror Nine.
13. What is the main outcome of this discussion about the words spoken by the defendant?
(a) Juror Five changes his vote to "not guilty".
(b) Juror Three gets into a rage and accuses the others of defending a criminal.
(c) Juror Nine changes his vote back to "guilty".
(d) Juror Three changes his vote to "not guilty".
14. Why does the writer allow one of the jurors to threaten that he will kill another?
(a) To prove how angry he is.
(b) To show how much he hates the man who voted against the others.
(c) To demonstrate the level of tension and conflict.
(d) To prove the point that people often utter threats that they do not intend to carry out.
15. How old is the man who gives evidence about the events he heard from his room?
Short Answer Questions
1. Of what is Juror Eight accused by an angry juror after others begin to change their votes in Act II?
2. What does Juror Eight mean when he calls another juror a sadist?
3. What source of information from the trial do the jurors use to help them estimate the time of the events surrounding the murder?
4. 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?
5. 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?
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