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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What does this experience among the jurors demonstrate about group behavior?
(a) The most vocal member influences others.
(b) The members tend to split into subgroups.
(c) In a group, some members have the power to influence others.
(d) The most powerful member influences others.
2. 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?
(a) Juror Eight.
(b) The foreman.
(c) Juror Five.
(d) Juror Nine.
3. After getting a more accurate timing of the events described by the old man, what do the jurors realize?
(a) It takes 39 seconds to get to a certain point which the old man said took 10 seconds.
(b) It takes 50 seconds to get to a certain point which the old man said took10 seconds.
(c) It takes 42 seconds to get to a certain point which the old man said took 10 seconds.
(d) It takes more time than the old man said to move from his bed to the window.
4. Of what is Juror Eight accused by an angry juror after others begin to change their votes in Act II?
(a) Of defending wrongdoers.
(b) Of bullying.
(c) Of being a "bleeding heart" trying to spare a ghetto kid.
(d) Of trying to be a lawyer.
5. Which juror shares the experience of living near the track of an el train?
(a) Juror Ten.
(b) Juror Eight.
(c) Juror Seven.
(d) Juror Two.
6. How does the progress of the discussion in Act II affect the behavior of the group of jurors?
(a) The jurors begin to take the defendant more seriously.
(b) The jurors begin to listen to Juror Eight.
(c) As a group, the jurors develop insights that they could not have individually.
(d) The jurors continue to hurry towards a conclusion.
7. What do the actions of Juror Nine in Act II reveal about his character?
(a) He has thought about the evidence.
(b) He is afraid of Juror Eight.
(c) He believes the defendant is innocent.
(d) He is willing to stand up for his beliefs in spite of pressure.
8. What source of information from the trial do the jurors use to help them estimate the time of the events surrounding the murder?
(a) The transcript of the old man's testimony.
(b) They get the dimensions of the old man's room from a diagram of the apartment building.
(c) Photographs of the building.
(d) The old man's diary.
9. How old is the man who gives evidence about the events he heard from his room?
10. According to the juror who used to live by the el train, how long would the train take to pass a particular point?
(a) About 5 seconds.
(b) About 15 seconds.
(c) About 10 seconds.
(d) About 20 seconds.
11. 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 Three changes his vote to "not guilty".
(c) Juror Nine changes his vote back to "guilty".
(d) Juror Five changes his vote to "not guilty".
12. What does Act iI suggest about the reliability of some witnesses in a trial?
(a) They may be well-intentioned but unreliable.
(b) They want to be famous.
(c) They can be influenced by personal experiences with criminals.
(d) They are prone to confusion when questioned by legal experts.
13. 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) It takes time for everyone to express personal views in a group.
(c) People influence each other in a group.
(d) It is not more complex, it just takes longer.
14. 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 spoke uncertainly when asked questions in the courtroom.
(b) He notices that the old man was dressed in shabby clothes and uses two canes.
(c) He notices that the old man wore a hearing aid.
(d) He notices that the old man was nervous and agitated
15. According to the old man witness, where was he when he heard the argument between the defendant and his father?
(a) On the landing.
(b) In his bed.
(c) In his kitchen.
(d) In his bathroom.
Short Answer Questions
1. Why does Juror Eight question the witness' assertion that he heard the defendant say "I'm gonna kill you"?
2. What attribute is demonstrated by Juror Nine which helps the other jurors to unravel the case?
3. How does Juror Eight's participation in the altercation with Juror Three differ from his usual approach?
4. As the jurors discuss "reasonable doubt", why does Juror Nine become more and more uneasy?
5. How does Juror Nine justify his insights about the old man?
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