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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. In what way is the vote suggested by the dissenting voter different from the previous vote?
(a) The jurors individually tell the foreman their decision.
(b) The jurors vote by secret ballot.
(c) The foreman does not vote.
(d) Each juror must give a reason for his vote.

2. In what process does the defendant ask questions of the prosecution's witnesses?
(a) Reverse examination.
(b) Cross-examination.
(c) Defense examination.
(d) Witness examination.

3. Why is it clear from the dissenting juror's action that anyone could have had a weapon similar to the murder weapon?
(a) He found it on the street.
(b) He purchased it for $10 from a hunting shop nearby.
(c) He borrowed it from a policeman who said they confiscate them from schoolboys all the time.
(d) He purchased it for $2.00 from a shop near the defendant's house.

4. Which juror asks the guard to bring in the murder weapon for closer examination?
(a) The foreman.
(b) Juror Eight.
(c) Juror Three.
(d) Juror Nine.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Juror Four challenge the defendant's alibi?

2. In the beginning of the deliberations, how do most of the jurors demonstrate a lack of seriousness about their role as jurors?

3. What is the state of mind of most of jurors as they enter the jury room?

4. At what time of year does the jury in Twelve Angry Men meet to hear testimony and determine a verdict?

5. What does the verdict from the second vote among jurors prove?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. What additional suggestion does Juror Four make in Act I to support his assertion that the defendant is guilty?

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

7. What information does Juror Three present in an attempt to draw the jurors' attention to the "facts of the case"?

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

9. 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?

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

(see the answer keys)

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