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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 vote by secret ballot.
(b) Each juror must give a reason for his vote.
(c) The foreman does not vote.
(d) The jurors individually tell the foreman their decision.

2. What term used in Act 1 establishes that the defendant is thought to have committed a murder that is intentional and deliberately planned ahead of time?
(a) Second degree murder.
(b) First degree murder.
(c) Manslaughter.
(d) Murder with malice aforethought.

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

4. How old was the defendant when he lost his mother?
(a) Six years old.
(b) Thirteen years old.
(c) Eleven years old.
(d) Nine years old.

5. According to one witness, where in the apartment building did the murder occur?
(a) Downstairs.
(b) On the landing.
(c) On the staircase.
(d) Upstairs.

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. Why is the murder weapon jammed into the wall?

3. What does the behavior of most of the jurors demonstrate about the decisions reached by juries?

4. Who is the defendant and for what is he being tried?

5. Why does the dissenting juror insist they should spend time examining the evidence in detail?

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 the defendant's alibi and how does Juror Four respond to it?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

(see the answer keys)

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