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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. Which juror rebukes Juror Ten for his racist comment?
(a) Juror Eight.
(b) Juror Seven.
(c) The foreman.
(d) Juror Nine.

2. Where does the old man who testifies for the prosecution live?
(a) Across the street.
(b) On the same floor where the murder occurred.
(c) On the second floor of the apartment building where the murder occured.
(d) On the ground floor.

3. After eleven jurors vote "guilty" and one juror votes "not guilty", what process do the jurors decide on in order to resolve the matter?
(a) They decide to re-examine the evidence.
(b) They decide to take in a verdict of "undecided".
(c) They decide that the eleven men should each take a turn to explain to the dissenting juror why he is wrong.
(d) They decide to separate into two groups and discuss different aspects of the evidence.

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

5. What does the behavior of most of the jurors demonstrate about the decisions reached by juries?
(a) If at least one juror is reliable, the others can be influenced.
(b) They might be affected by factors that have nothing to do with the evidence.
(c) They are always reliable.
(d) They only reach verdicts after protracted arguments and conflict.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What comment by Juror Ten reveals his prejudice?

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

4. What is a hung jury?

5. Which of the jurors comment that they all had difficult lives, so a difficult life should not explain the defendant's history of violence?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

(see the answer keys)

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