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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. What is the state of mind of most of jurors as they enter the jury room?
(a) Willing to do whatever is necessary to reach the right verdict.
(b) Tired, uncomfortable and eager to return with a guilty verdict.
(c) Eager to return a just verdict even though they are uncomfortable.
(d) Tired, but committed to spending whatever time it takes to analyze the evidence.

2. According to the discussion, what kind of relationship exists between the victim and the defendant?
(a) A relationship of bitterness and resentment.
(b) A violent relationship with frequent fights.
(c) A distant relationship with little communication.
(d) A good relationship even though there are occasional quarrels.

3. Where was the victim wounded?
(a) In the face.
(b) In the head.
(c) In the chest.
(d) In the stomach.

4. Who jams the murder weapon into the wall?
(a) The foreman.
(b) Juror Nine.
(c) Juror four.
(d) Juror Eight.

5. 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.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the outcome of the "different" vote suggested by the dissenting voter?

2. What two types of prejudice are evident in the comments of some of the jurors during Act 1?

3. What sentence must the defendant face if proven guilty?

4. How does the dissenting juror suggest that the jury should proceed instead of declaring a "hung" jury?

5. What information does Juror Seven provide about the history of the defendant?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is Juror Ten's contribution to the discussion of the evidence?

2. On what point do Juror Eight and Juror Four agree concerning the performance of the defendant's lawyer? How do they differ?

3. Which juror refers to the defendant's criminal record, and what does this consist of?

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

5. How does Juror Eight respond to the evidence that Juror Three presents about the knife, and what dramatic turn of events does this cause?

6. What views do the jurors have about the defendant's background?

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

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

9. What information do the jurors share about the defendant in the beginning of their discussion?

10. What are the physical and personal concerns facing the jurors as they begin their deliberations?

(see the answer keys)

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