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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. 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.

2. Which of the jurors comment that they all had difficult lives, so a difficult life should not explain the defendant's history of violence?
(a) 4, 7, 3 and 11.
(b) 3, 4, 11 and 12.
(c) 3, 6, 9 and 12.
(d) 6,7,1 and 3.

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

4. Apart from the defendant, who was arrested for handling a weapon?
(a) The storekeeper who sold the defendant a weapon.
(b) Juror Eight.
(c) The friend of the defendant.
(d) The witness who took the weapon until the police arrived.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. According to one witness, where in the apartment building did the murder occur?

2. What is the reaction of the jury when the dissenting juror discredits the allegation that the weapon is unique?

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

4. In what process does the defendant ask questions of the prosecution's witnesses?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

6. 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?

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

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

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

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

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