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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. 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 10 seconds.
(b) About 5 seconds.
(c) About 15 seconds.
(d) About 20 seconds.
2. How does Juror Eight capitalize on the error made by Juror Three in threatening to kill him?
(a) He asks the other jurors if they think that Juror Three would really kill him.
(b) He tells the other jurors "See? He said what he didn't mean."
(c) He asks Juror Three whether he really means that.
(d) He asks Juror Three if he would really kill him.
3. Which juror is an immigrant to the United States?
(a) Juror Four.
(b) Juror Nine.
(c) Juror Seven.
(d) Juror Eleven.
4. 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?
5. Which juror is adamant that he will not see the defendant set free?
(a) Juror Six.
(b) The foreman.
(c) Juror Three.
(d) Juror Ten.
6. What significant information about the impact of an el train does the juror who used to live near it share?
(a) It is very heavy.
(b) You cannot see clearly through the windows.
(c) It is very noisy.
(d) It does not run after dark.
7. 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 Nine.
(c) Juror Eight.
(d) Juror four.
8. Which two jurors are moved by the discovery about the timing involved in the old man's story?
(a) The foreman and Juror Six.
(b) Jurors Ten and Twelve.
(c) The foreman and Juror Four.
(d) Juror Two and Six.
9. What attribute is demonstrated by Juror Nine which helps the other jurors to unravel the case?
(a) Insight into human behavior.
(b) Knowledge of the law.
(c) Insights gained from being a parent.
(d) Insights gained from previous experience on a jury.
10. 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.
11. What is the main outcome of this discussion about the words spoken by the defendant?
(a) Juror Three 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 Five changes his vote to "not guilty".
12. 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.
13. 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.
14. As the jurors analyze the evidence and arguments more closely, it becomes evident that the dissenting voter is playing a critical role as an agent of change. Which of the following words best describes this role?
15. What does Juror Eight mean when he calls another juror a sadist?
(a) That he enjoys seeing someone else suffer.
(b) That he is prejudiced.
(c) That he is dishonest.
(d) That he is a foreigner.
Short Answer Questions
1. According to the old man witness, where was he when he heard the argument between the defendant and his father?
2. Why does Juror Eight question the witness' assertion that he heard the defendant say "I'm gonna kill you"?
3. What starts the physical confrontation between two jurors in Act II?
4. Where was the old man witness when he saw the defendant running down the stairs?
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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