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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Based on the developments of Act II, what are the jurors on their way to proving?
(a) That they all agree.
(b) That they discussed the case thoroughly.
(c) That there is reasonable doubt about the defendant's guilt.
(d) That they can prove someone else committed the murder.
2. According to the old man witness, where was he when he heard the argument between the defendant and his father?
(a) In his bed.
(b) In his bathroom.
(c) On the landing.
(d) In his kitchen.
3. 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) It is very heavy.
(c) It is very noisy.
(d) You cannot see clearly through the windows.
4. 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 takes time for everyone to express personal views in a group.
(d) It is not more complex, it just takes longer.
5. 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?
(b) To a limited extent.
(c) To a great extent.
(d) Not at all.
6. 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?
7. What is the reaction to the vote taken at the end of Act 1?
(a) Everone is angry except Juror Eight.
(b) Juror Ten attacks Juror Eight.
(c) The foreman declares the vote null and void.
(d) Juror Three is outraged and accuses Juror Five of changing his vote because of Juror Eight..
8. 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 realization that the woman wears glasses and she saw the murder through the train.
(b) The fact that the old man was hearing impaired and wore glasses.
(c) The fact that a similar weapon was easily available and that the old man might have been lying.
(d) The arguments of Juror Eight and Juror Nine.
9. What is the main outcome of this discussion about the words spoken by the defendant?
(a) Juror Nine changes his vote back to "guilty".
(b) Juror Five changes his vote to "not guilty".
(c) Juror Three changes his vote to "not guilty".
(d) Juror Three gets into a rage and accuses the others of defending a criminal.
10. How does Juror Nine justify his insights about the old man?
(a) He explains that loneliness and loss of family cause old people to imagine things.
(b) He explains that old people who are tired of being insignificant often convince themselves to believe what is not true.
(c) He explains that old people who are tired of being insignificant often tell lies.
(d) He explains that old people get lonely and make up stories.
11. What does Juror Three convey to the jurors by his insistence of the defendant's guilt?
(a) That he has personal feelings against the defendant.
(b) That he has personal feelings against the other jurors.
(c) That he has had a family member killed.
(d) That no amount of evidence is likely to make him change his mind.
12. 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?
13. What does Juror Eight explain to the juror who asks who killed the man if it was not the defendant?
(a) That he doesn't understand how juries work.
(b) That he did not listen carefully to the judge's instructions.
(c) That he can raise that question after they have decided on this defendant.
(d) That this jury's job is to decide whether this defendant is guilty, not to consider any other suspect.
14. Where was the old man witness when he saw the defendant running down the stairs?
(a) At his front door.
(b) At his bedroom window.
(c) At his bathroom window.
(d) At his kitchen window.
15. 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.
Short Answer Questions
1. How does the timing described in the old man's testimony affect the jurors' analysis?
2. As the jurors discuss "reasonable doubt", why does Juror Nine become more and more uneasy?
3. Which two jurors are moved by the discovery about the timing involved in the old man's story?
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. According to the juror who used to live by the el train, how long would the train take to pass a particular point?
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