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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 rebukes Juror Ten for his racist comment?
(a) The foreman.
(b) Juror Eight.
(c) Juror Seven.
(d) Juror Nine.

2. At what time is the murder alleged to have occurred?
(a) Around midday.
(b) In the afternoon.
(c) Early in the morning.
(d) Just after midnight.

3. In what process does the defendant ask questions of the prosecution's witnesses?
(a) Reverse examination.
(b) Defense examination.
(c) Witness examination.
(d) Cross-examination.

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 the eyewitness belongs to the same family as the victim.
(c) Because they assert that the eyewitness was unreliable.
(d) Because they assert that all people from the defendant's community are liars and the eyewitness is from the area.

5. Who jams the murder weapon into the wall?
(a) Juror Nine.
(b) The foreman.
(c) Juror four.
(d) Juror Eight.

Short Answer Questions

1. At what age was the defendant in reform school?

2. What information does Juror Seven provide about the history of the defendant?

3. Why is the murder weapon jammed into the wall?

4. How does the dissenting juror feel about the job done by the lawyer for the defendant?

5. What important information casts doubts on the eyewitness' story in the first discussion of the evidence?

Short Essay Questions

1. 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?

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

3. What clarification do the jurors receive about the conditions under which the woman is alleged to have seen the murder?

4. What are the physical and personal concerns facing the jurors as they begin their deliberations?

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

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

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

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

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

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

(see the answer keys)

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