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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 pen knife.
(d) A butcher knife.

2. How does the prosecution help to establish for the jury that the eyewitness was in a position to see the murder?
(a) The jury is taken to the home of the eyewitness to observe the conditions under which the murder was witnessed.
(b) They show a videotape illustrating how the murder could have been seen.
(c) They provide pictures of the apartment and the surroundings.
(d) They present other witnesses who say the same thing.

3. How does the dissenting juror suggest that the jury should proceed instead of declaring a "hung" jury?
(a) He suggests they deliberate further.
(b) He suggests they ask for additional evidence.
(c) He suggests they all take a new vote.
(d) He suggests the eleven men vote again while he abstains; if one of the eleven votes "not guilty" they should discuss the case further.

4. Why is it clear from the dissenting juror's action that anyone could have had a weapon similar to the murder weapon?
(a) He purchased it for $2.00 from a shop near the defendant's house.
(b) He found it on the street.
(c) He purchased it for $10 from a hunting shop nearby.
(d) He borrowed it from a policeman who said they confiscate them from schoolboys all the time.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. 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?

2. Apart from the action of the dissenting juror in Act 1, what other contributions from a juror suggest there is at least one other juror willing to stand up against the behavior of others?

3. Where was the victim wounded?

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

5. What kind of man is the dissenting juror?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What assumptions do the jurors make about Juror Eight's vote, and how do they decide to respond?

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

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

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

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

8. How does Juror Eight respond to the evidence that Juror Three presents about the knife, and what dramatic turn of events does this cause?

9. What important instructions does the judge give to the jurors as they depart to deliberate on the case?

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

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