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

2. How does Juror Four challenge the defendant's alibi?
(a) The defendant can give no details about what he claims to have been doing.
(b) Noone saw the defendant.
(c) The defendant cannot name the friend he was with.
(d) The ticket collector at the game does not remember the defendent

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

4. How does the dissenting juror explain the defendant's record of violence?
(a) He says the defendant has been conditioned this way by living in the ghetto.
(b) He says the defendant was left by his mother as a child.
(c) He says the defendant has been wayward because of bad company.
(d) He says the defendant has an abusive father who has beaten him since he was a young boy.

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

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

3. What does Juror Ten point out about an eyewitness to the murder?

4. According to one of the witnesses, what was the defendant alleged to have shouted out to his father on the night of the murder?

5. How does the defendant account for the fact that after the murder he does not have the weapon he bought?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Act III begins with another vote. What is the result and how do some of the jurors respond?

3. After the uproar following Juror three's accusation about which juror changes his vote in Act II, what do the jurors proceed to do?

4. What evidence of preconceived notions and prejudice does the writer present in Act II?

5. What important contributions does Juror Nine make to the deliberations in Act II?

6. As the jurors resume their analysis of the case, Juror Four makes an important contribution. What is it and how do others respond?

7. What conclusions do some jurors draw from Juror Eight's presentation of inconsistencies about the defendant's intelligence in Act III?

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

9. How does the writer use Act II to establish Juror Three and Juror Eight as the antagonist and the protagonist respectively?

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

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