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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How many days has the trial been going on when the jurors begin their deliberations?
(a) Five days.
(b) Seven days.
(c) Six days.
(d) Three days.

2. Why does the dissenting juror insist they should spend time examining the evidence in detail?
(a) He believes the presentation of the case is prejudiced.
(b) He believes the witnesses are unreliable.
(c) He believes that the defendant is innocent.
(d) He is not certain that the defendant is guilty.

3. What is a hung jury?
(a) One in which the jurors recommend hanging.
(b) One in which the foreman cannot control the jurors.
(c) One in which the evidence is inconclusive.
(d) One in which the jurors cannot reach a unanimous verdict.

4. What important fact does Juror Three point out about something the defendant purchased on the day of the murder?
(a) The defendant purchased a dangerous knife.
(b) The defendant purchased a pen knife that could have inflicted a fatal wound.
(c) The defendant purchased a knife identical to the murder weapon.
(d) The defendant purchased a butcher knife similar to the murder weapon.

5. What sentence must the defendant face if proven guilty?
(a) Life imprisonment without possibility of parole.
(b) The death penalty.
(c) Life imprisonment with the possibility of parole.
(d) At least thirty years imprisonment.

Short Answer Questions

1. What term used in Act 1 establishes that the defendant is thought to have committed a murder that is intentional and deliberately planned ahead of time?

2. Why is it clear from the dissenting juror's action that anyone could have had a weapon similar to the murder weapon?

3. Which juror rebukes Juror Ten for his racist comment?

4. How does the defendant account for the fact that after the murder he does not have the weapon he bought?

5. How does the dissenting juror explain the defendant's record of violence?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the defendant's alibi and how does Juror Four respond to it?

2. What additional evidence that incriminates the defendant does Juror Three present to the jury in Act I?

3. When Juror Two states that the defendant is guilty because no one proved his innocence, the writer uses the opportunity to establish two important principles of due process. What are these principles and why does the writer have Juror Eight explain them?

4. What important instructions does the judge give to the jurors as they depart to deliberate on the case?

5. What inconsistency in Juror Ten's arguments does Juror Eight point out, and what is the result?

6. Why do the jurors take a vote before any discussion of the evidence, and what is the impact of the outcome?

7. How do the jurors respond to the defendant's explanation of his purchase of the knife and the fact that he cannot produce it?

8. What clarification do the jurors receive about the conditions under which the woman is alleged to have seen the murder?

9. What assumptions do the jurors make about Juror Eight's vote, and how do they decide to respond?

10. How does the old man's testimony implicate the defendant?

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