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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 is the reaction to the vote taken at the end of Act 1?
(a) The foreman declares the vote null and void.
(b) Juror Three is outraged and accuses Juror Five of changing his vote because of Juror Eight..
(c) Juror Ten attacks Juror Eight.
(d) Everone is angry except Juror Eight.
2. What do the actions of Juror Nine in Act II reveal about his character?
(a) He is afraid of Juror Eight.
(b) He has thought about the evidence.
(c) He is willing to stand up for his beliefs in spite of pressure.
(d) He believes the defendant is innocent.
3. What important information about the jurors' behavior becomes evident during their deliberations in Act II?
(a) They are not interested in justice.
(b) They are influenced by the judge's instructions.
(c) They do not pay much attention to the facts.
(d) Their judgment is affected by their own personal experiences and values.
4. How does Juror Eight's participation in the altercation with Juror Three differ from his usual approach?
(a) It shows he is capable of anger in spite of his usual sober analysis.
(b) It shows he has a temper, too.
(c) It shows he is capable of violence.
(d) It shows he hates Juror Three.
5. What reason does the juror who changes his mind give for doing so?
(a) He now believes the defendant is innocent.
(b) He now believes the jury was too hasty.
(c) He now believes the evidence is questionable.
(d) He admires the conviction of the juror who stood alone against the rest.
Short Answer Questions
1. Why does Juror Eight question the witness' assertion that he heard the defendant say "I'm gonna kill you"?
2. As Act II progresses, how does Juror Three's attitude contrast with the attitude of Juror Four?
3. Which juror shares the experience of living near the track of an el train?
4. According to the old man witness, where was he when he heard the argument between the defendant and his father?
5. What does Juror Eight explain to the juror who asks who killed the man if it was not the defendant?
Short Essay Questions
1. How do threats contribute to conflict in Act II, and how are the conflicts resolved?
2. In Act II, what are the immediate responses to the secret ballot taken by the eleven jurors?
3. How does the writer use the events of Act II to establish Juror Eight as the protagonist?
4. After the uproar following Juror three's accusation about which juror changes his vote in Act II, what do the jurors proceed to do?
5. What evidence of preconceived notions and prejudice does the writer present in Act II?
6. What important contributions does Juror Nine make to the deliberations in Act II?
7. There are two "physical episodes" in Act II. Describe them briefly and comment on the purposes they serve.
8. Referring to events in Act II, track the process by which Juror three is established as the antagonist.
9. As the jurors contemplate the evidence given by the woman across the street, how does a comment from Juror Eight complicate the discussion?
10. What do the events of Act II demonstrate about the group and about the influence of Juror Eight?
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