Mid-Book Test - Medium
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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 the evidence, what weapon was used to kill the old man?
(a) A switch blade knife.
(b) A hatchet knife.
(c) A butcher knife.
(d) A pen knife.
2. How does the dissenting juror explain the defendant's record of violence?
(a) He says the defendant has an abusive father who has beaten him since he was a young boy.
(b) He says the defendant has been conditioned this way by living in the ghetto.
(c) He says the defendant was left by his mother as a child.
(d) He says the defendant has been wayward because of bad company.
3. How does the dissenting juror suggest that the jury should proceed instead of declaring a "hung" jury?
(a) He suggests they all take a new vote.
(b) He suggests they deliberate further.
(c) He suggests the eleven men vote again while he abstains; if one of the eleven votes "not guilty" they should discuss the case further.
(d) He suggests they ask for additional evidence.
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 ethnic group.
(b) Because they assert that the eyewitness was unreliable.
(c) Because the eyewitness belongs to the same family as the victim.
(d) Because they assert that all people from the defendant's community are liars and the eyewitness is from the area.
5. What important fact does Juror Three point out about something the defendant purchased on the day of the murder?
(a) The defendant purchased a knife identical to the murder weapon.
(b) The defendant purchased a butcher knife similar to the murder weapon.
(c) The defendant purchased a dangerous knife.
(d) The defendant purchased a pen knife that could have inflicted a fatal wound.
Short Answer Questions
1. What is a hung jury?
2. According to one of the witnesses, what was the defendant alleged to have shouted out to his father on the night of the murder?
3. In the beginning of the deliberations, how do most of the jurors demonstrate a lack of seriousness about their role as jurors?
4. According to the defendant, why did he buy the alleged murder weapon?
5. Why was the alleged eyewitness awake at the time of the murder?
Short Essay Questions
1. As the jurors resume their analysis of the case, Juror Four makes an important contribution. What is it and how do others respond?
2. How do the jurors seek to verify some of the old man's testimony?
3. What is the dramatic significance of having Jurors Thee and Four reintroduce the evidence given by the woman across the street?
4. What information do the jurors share about the defendant in the beginning of their discussion?
5. What is the dramatic significance of the resulting votes at the beginning of Act III?
6. What additional evidence that incriminates the defendant does Juror Three present to the jury in Act I?
7. What important instructions does the judge give to the jurors as they depart to deliberate on the case?
8. How is irony used by the writer in the confrontation between Juror Three and Juror Eight? What is the result?
9. Referring to events in Act II, track the process by which Juror three is established as the antagonist.
10. Write a character sketch of Juror Nine.
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