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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 do the jurors take a vote before discussing the evidence?
(a) So they can leave quickly.
(b) The verdict is obvious.
(c) To get an early indication of where they stand on the verdict
(d) The judge instructs them to do so.

2. Apart from the action of the dissenting juror in Act 1, what other contributions from a juror suggest there is at least one other juror willing to stand up against the behavior of others?
(a) Juror Six says America is a free country.
(b) The foreman orders the jurors to be orderly.
(c) Juror One says people are free to disagree.
(d) A juror rebukes Juror Ten for his racist comment.

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

4. Why does the dissenting juror challenge the fact that other jurors are willing to take the alleged eyewitness' word when they would not accept the defendant's word?
(a) Because the eyewitness belongs to the same family as the victim.
(b) Because the eyewitness belongs to the same ethnic group.
(c) Because they assert that all people from the defendant's community are liars and the eyewitness is from the area.
(d) Because they assert that the eyewitness was unreliable.

5. At what time of year does the jury in Twelve Angry Men meet to hear testimony and determine a verdict?
(a) Autumn.
(b) Summer.
(c) Spring.
(d) Winter.

Short Answer Questions

1. How old was the defendant when he lost his mother?

2. What kind of man is the dissenting juror?

3. What is "the burden of proof"?

4. Which juror asks the guard to bring in the murder weapon for closer examination?

5. Which juror rebukes Juror Ten for his racist comment?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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