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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 20 seconds.
(b) About 5 seconds.
(c) About 10 seconds.
(d) About 15 seconds.
2. Which juror says he would change his vote if he could find one reason to make him question the defendant's guilt?
(a) Juror Seven.
(b) Juror Two.
(c) Juror Four.
(d) Juror Ten.
3. What reason does the juror who changes his mind give for doing so?
(a) He now believes the jury was too hasty.
(b) He now believes the evidence is questionable.
(c) He now believes the defendant is innocent.
(d) He admires the conviction of the juror who stood alone against the rest.
4. Which two jurors are moved by the discovery that the old man would have taken longer than he said to move from his bed to the door after hearing the noise upstairs?
(a) The foreman and Juror Six.
(b) Jurors Ten and Twelve.
(c) Jurors Two and Six.
(d) The foreman and Juror Four.
5. 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 think the defendant might be innocent.
(b) It shows they no longer believe the evidence.
(c) It represents the trend towards a more reasonable, analytical approach
(d) It shows they are now willing to forget about their personal views.
6. Why does the writer allow one of the jurors to threaten that he will kill another?
(a) To demonstrate the level of tension and conflict.
(b) To prove the point that people often utter threats that they do not intend to carry out.
(c) To prove how angry he is.
(d) To show how much he hates the man who voted against the others.
7. What does Act iI suggest about the reliability of some witnesses in a trial?
(a) They may be well-intentioned but unreliable.
(b) They are prone to confusion when questioned by legal experts.
(c) They can be influenced by personal experiences with criminals.
(d) They want to be famous.
8. According to the old man witness, where was he when he heard the argument between the defendant and his father?
(a) In his bathroom.
(b) On the landing.
(c) In his kitchen.
(d) In his bed.
9. 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 act out the scene in the jury room and time the different events that the old man described.
(d) They ask the foreman to read over the transcript.
10. 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.
11. 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?
12. 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 Nine.
(b) Juror four.
(c) Juror Five.
(d) Juror Eight.
13. What does this experience among the jurors demonstrate about group behavior?
(a) The most powerful member influences others.
(b) The most vocal member influences others.
(c) The members tend to split into subgroups.
(d) In a group, some members have the power to influence others.
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 wore a hearing aid.
(c) He notices that the old man was dressed in shabby clothes and uses two canes.
(d) He notices that the old man was nervous and agitated
15. Of what is Juror Eight accused by an angry juror after others begin to change their votes in Act II?
(a) Of trying to be a lawyer.
(b) Of being a "bleeding heart" trying to spare a ghetto kid.
(c) Of defending wrongdoers.
(d) Of bullying.
Short Answer Questions
1. Where was the old man witness when he saw the defendant running down the stairs?
2. In the altercation between two jurors, what words used by Juror Three shed light on the earlier discussion about whether people always mean what they say in anger?
3. How does Juror Eight's participation in the altercation with Juror Three differ from his usual approach?
4. What does Juror Eight mean when he calls another juror a sadist?
5. Why does Juror Eight question the witness' assertion that he heard the defendant say "I'm gonna kill you"?
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