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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 most significant method used by Juror Eight to influence other jurors?
(a) Logical reasoning.
(b) Concern for the defendant.
(c) Ability to listen.
(d) Concern for justice.
2. How does Juror Three justify his assertion that the defendant must have meant it when he said "I'm going to kill you"?
(a) He states the defendant meant it because he then proceeded to kill.
(b) He states the defendant shouted the words angrily.
(c) He states that nobody says such words without meaning them.
(d) He states that people always say what they mean when they are angry.
3. According to the old man witness, where was he when he heard the argument between the defendant and his father?
(a) In his kitchen.
(b) On the landing.
(c) In his bed.
(d) In his bathroom.
4. What does this experience among the jurors demonstrate about group behavior?
(a) The most powerful member influences others.
(b) The members tend to split into subgroups.
(c) In a group, some members have the power to influence others.
(d) The most vocal member influences others.
5. What does Juror Eight mean when he calls another juror a sadist?
(a) That he is a foreigner.
(b) That he enjoys seeing someone else suffer.
(c) That he is prejudiced.
(d) That he is dishonest.
Short Answer Questions
1. Considering the information available about the defendant, to what extent does the composition of this jury reflect the principle that should guide the composition of a jury trying a case?
2. After getting a more accurate timing of the events described by the old man, what do the jurors realize?
3. How old is the man who gives evidence about the events he heard from his room?
4. In the acting out of the old man's movements from his bed to the door, which juror plays the role of the old man?
5. What is the main outcome of this discussion about the words spoken by the defendant?
Short Essay Questions
1. How is irony used by the writer in the confrontation between Juror Three and Juror Eight? What is the result?
2. There are two "physical episodes" in Act II. Describe them briefly and comment on the purposes they serve.
3. Referring to events in Act II, track the process by which Juror three is established as the antagonist.
4. How do the jurors seek to verify some of the old man's testimony?
5. What controversy occurs after Juror Nine shares his insights about the old man in Act II?
6. How do threats contribute to conflict in Act II, and how are the conflicts resolved?
7. What important contributions does Juror Nine make to the deliberations in Act II?
8. Identify the major themes illustrated in Act II, and give brief explanations of how each theme is brought out.
9. After the uproar following Juror three's accusation about which juror changes his vote in Act II, what do the jurors proceed to do?
10. Referring to events in Act II, track the process by which Juror Eight is established as the protagonist.
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