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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. How much influence does the foreman have on the other jurors in this case?
(a) He has little influence.
(b) A great deal of influence.
(c) He hardly speaks.
(d) He changes the course of the discussion at different stages.

2. What is the reaction to the vote taken at the end of Act 1?
(a) The foreman declares the vote null and void.
(b) Everone is angry except Juror Eight.
(c) Juror Ten attacks Juror Eight.
(d) Juror Three is outraged and accuses Juror Five of changing his vote because of Juror Eight..

3. Of what is Juror Eight accused by an angry juror after others begin to change their votes in Act II?
(a) Of defending wrongdoers.
(b) Of bullying.
(c) Of trying to be a lawyer.
(d) Of being a "bleeding heart" trying to spare a ghetto kid.

4. What does Juror Nine observe about the old man witness, which leads to his insights about his life?
(a) He notices that the old man was dressed in shabby clothes and uses two canes.
(b) He notices that the old man was nervous and agitated
(c) He notices that the old man wore a hearing aid.
(d) He notices that the old man spoke uncertainly when asked questions in the courtroom.

5. What source of information from the trial do the jurors use to help them estimate the time of the events surrounding the murder?
(a) Photographs of the building.
(b) The old man's diary.
(c) The transcript of the old man's testimony.
(d) They get the dimensions of the old man's room from a diagram of the apartment building.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does the timing described in the old man's testimony affect the jurors' analysis?

2. Where was the old man witness when he saw the defendant running down the stairs?

3. What two reasons cause a juror to believe there is reasonable doubt about the defendant's guilt after adding doubts about the old man's testimony to earlier discussions about the murder?

4. How does Juror Three justify his assertion that the defendant must have meant it when he said "I'm going to kill you"?

5. How does Juror Eight get the others to realize that the defendant might not have killed his father although he said "I'm gonna kill you"?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does the writer use the events of Act II to establish Juror Eight as the protagonist?

2. Identify the major themes illustrated in Act II, and give brief explanations of how each theme is brought out.

3. Referring to events in Act II, track the process by which Juror three is established as the antagonist.

4. How do threats contribute to conflict in Act II, and how are the conflicts resolved?

5. How does the writer use Act II to establish Juror Three and Juror Eight as the antagonist and the protagonist respectively?

6. How is irony used by the writer in the confrontation between Juror Three and Juror Eight? What is the result?

7. In Act II, what are the immediate responses to the secret ballot taken by the eleven jurors?

8. As the jurors assess whether the old man told the truth in his testimony, how does Juror Nine use his own life experience to provide insight into the old man's behavior?

9. What do the events of Act II demonstrate about the group and about the influence of Juror Eight?

10. After the uproar following Juror three's accusation about which juror changes his vote in Act II, what do the jurors proceed to do?

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