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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 two jurors are moved by the discovery about the timing involved in the old man's story?
(a) Jurors Ten and Twelve.
(b) The foreman and Juror Four.
(c) Juror Two and Six.
(d) The foreman and Juror Six.
2. What do the actions of Juror Nine in Act II reveal about his character?
(a) He is afraid of Juror Eight.
(b) He is willing to stand up for his beliefs in spite of pressure.
(c) He believes the defendant is innocent.
(d) He has thought about the evidence.
3. How do the jurors try to get an accurate estimate of the time of the events described by the old man?
(a) They ask the foreman to read over the transcript.
(b) They act out the scene in the jury room and time the different events that the old man described.
(c) They ask each juror to explain exactly what he heard the old man say.
(d) They ask for detailed information from the notes of the trial.
4. What does Juror Eleven assert in defense of the result of the second vote?
(a) Juror Three is prejudiced.
(b) Juror three disrespects the constitution.
(c) Juror three has no right to attack another juror.
(d) That in America, people are free to hold dissenting views.
5. Which juror is an immigrant to the United States?
(a) Juror Four.
(b) Juror Nine.
(c) Juror Eleven.
(d) Juror Seven.
Short Answer Questions
1. How does Juror Eight capitalize on the error made by Juror Three in threatening to kill him?
2. As the jurors discuss "reasonable doubt", why does Juror Nine become more and more uneasy?
3. What does Juror Three convey to the jurors by his insistence of the defendant's guilt?
4. What does Juror Eight explain to the juror who asks who killed the man if it was not the defendant?
5. Of what is Juror Eight accused by an angry juror after others begin to change their votes in Act II?
Short Essay Questions
1. As the jurors contemplate the evidence given by the woman across the street, how does a comment from Juror Eight complicate the discussion?
2. In Act II, what are the immediate responses to the secret ballot taken by the eleven jurors?
3. How do threats contribute to conflict in Act II, and how are the conflicts resolved?
4. Referring to events in Act II, track the process by which Juror Eight is established as the protagonist.
5. How does the writer use the events of Act II to establish Juror Eight as the protagonist?
6. There are two "physical episodes" in Act II. Describe them briefly and comment on the purposes they serve.
7. How do the tone and mood of the play vary as Act II develops from the result of the second vote to the taking of the third vote?
8. What evidence of preconceived notions and prejudice does the writer present in Act II?
9. Identify the major themes illustrated in Act II, and give brief explanations of how each theme is brought out.
10. How is irony used by the writer in the confrontation between Juror Three and Juror Eight? What is the result?
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