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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. What comment by Juror Ten reveals his prejudice?
(a) He dislikes all foreigners.
(b) He dislikes all Caucasians.
(c) He dislikes all people who are not of his racial background.
(d) He has lived among people "like the defendant" and they cannot be trusted.
2. According to the defendant, why did he buy the alleged murder weapon?
(a) Because he lost the one he had before.
(b) Because his father beat him.
(c) Because the one he had before was stolen.
(d) To give it as a present to his friend.
3. Why is the murder weapon jammed into the wall?
(a) Because the juror who jams it there is angry.
(b) Because the foreman does not want it handled.
(c) Because the table is cluttered.
(d) So everyone can see how unusual it is.
4. At what age was the defendant in reform school?
5. Which words suggest that the defendant should not have to prove his innocence?
(a) The defendant is "innocent unless the prosecution presents good evidence."
(b) The defendant is innocent "unless the judge says he is guilty."
(c) The defendant is "innocent because there is no eye-witness."
(d) The defendant is "innocent until proven guilty."
Short Answer Questions
1. What is "the burden of proof"?
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. How does the dissenting juror discredit the allegation that the murder weapon is unique?
4. What is the outcome of the "different" vote suggested by the dissenting voter?
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 are the physical and personal concerns facing the jurors as they begin their deliberations?
2. What inconsistency in Juror Ten's arguments does Juror Eight point out, and what is the result?
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 is the defendant's alibi and how does Juror Four respond to it?
5. How does the old man's testimony implicate the defendant?
6. Why do the jurors take a vote before any discussion of the evidence, and what is the impact of the outcome?
7. On what point do Juror Eight and Juror Four agree concerning the performance of the defendant's lawyer? How do they differ?
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 is Juror Eight's response to the declaration of Juror Sevel about the defendant's criminal record?
10. Which juror refers to the defendant's criminal record, and what does this consist of?
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