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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. Why was the alleged eyewitness awake at the time of the murder?
(a) It was noisy because of the train.
(b) It was too hot to sleep.
(c) It was cold.
(d) It was a stormy night.

2. According to one of the witnesses, what was the defendant alleged to have shouted out to his father on the night of the murder?
(a) "I hate you and I am going to kill you!"
(b) "You are the worst father and I wish you were dead!"
(c) "I hate you and I wish you were dead!"
(d) "I'm gonna kill you!"

3. To what age group does the defendant belong?
(a) He is in his thirties.
(b) He is middle-aged.
(c) He is a teenager.
(d) He is in his early twenties.

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 butcher knife similar to the murder weapon.
(c) The defendant purchased a pen knife that could have inflicted a fatal wound.
(d) The defendant purchased a knife identical to the murder weapon.

5. After the knife discussion, how do the other jurors pressure the dissenting juror to make him change his vote?
(a) They say he is the only one and they will return a "hung jury" verdict.
(b) They suggest that he is inferior because he is from the ghetto.
(c) They suggest that he is on the side of law breakers.
(d) They suggest that he is not intelligent enough to understand the evidence.

Short Answer Questions

1. After eleven jurors vote "guilty" and one juror votes "not guilty", what process do the jurors decide on in order to resolve the matter?

2. How many days has the trial been going on when the jurors begin their deliberations?

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

4. Where was the victim wounded?

5. What is the defendant's alibi?

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

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

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

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

6. What is Juror Eight's response to the declaration of Juror Sevel about the defendant's criminal record?

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

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

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

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

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