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

2. What does the verdict from the second vote among jurors prove?
(a) That the dissenting juror is right in his "not guilty" verdict.
(b) That the foreman does a good job of managing the ballot.
(c) That the arguments presented by the dissenting juror had some effect.
(d) That the evidence is clearer after the discussion.

3. Why does the dissenting juror insist they should spend time examining the evidence in detail?
(a) He believes the presentation of the case is prejudiced.
(b) He is not certain that the defendant is guilty.
(c) He believes that the defendant is innocent.
(d) He believes the witnesses are unreliable.

4. 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) Murder with malice aforethought.
(b) Manslaughter.
(c) Second degree murder.
(d) First degree murder.

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 only reach verdicts after protracted arguments and conflict.
(c) They are always reliable.
(d) They might be affected by factors that have nothing to do with the evidence.

Short Answer Questions

1. What kind of man is the dissenting juror?

2. At what time is the murder alleged to have occurred?

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

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

5. Based on the impact of their testimony on the jury, who are the two most important witnesses?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. 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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

(see the answer keys)

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