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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. Where was the old man witness when he saw the defendant running down the stairs?
(a) At his bedroom window.
(b) At his kitchen window.
(c) At his front door.
(d) At his bathroom window.

2. What literary device is used by the writer when he allows Juror Three to prove something to the jurors that is exactly opposite to what he would have wanted?
(a) Irony.
(b) Conflict.
(c) Metaphor.
(d) Symbolism.

3. What important information about the jurors' behavior becomes evident during their deliberations in Act II?
(a) Their judgment is affected by their own personal experiences and values.
(b) They are influenced by the judge's instructions.
(c) They are not interested in justice.
(d) They do not pay much attention to the facts.

4. How does Juror Nine justify his insights about the old man?
(a) He explains that old people who are tired of being insignificant often tell lies.
(b) He explains that loneliness and loss of family cause old people to imagine things.
(c) He explains that old people get lonely and make up stories.
(d) He explains that old people who are tired of being insignificant often convince themselves to believe what is not true.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. As the jurors discuss "reasonable doubt", why does Juror Nine become more and more uneasy?

2. Why does Juror Eight question the witness' assertion that he heard the defendant say "I'm gonna kill you"?

3. How does Juror Eight capitalize on the error made by Juror Three in threatening to kill him?

4. What starts the physical confrontation between two jurors in Act II?

5. Based on the developments of Act II, what are the jurors on their way to proving?

Short Essay Questions

1. What incident ensues as a result of the experiment to verify the old man's testimony?

2. 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?

3. How and why do the discussions of the old man and the alleged threats made by the defendant affect one of the jurors?

4. Referring to events in Act II, track the process by which Juror Eight is established as the protagonist.

5. What evidence of preconceived notions and prejudice does the writer present in Act II?

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

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

8. What controversy occurs after Juror Nine shares his insights about the old man in Act II?

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

10. What important contributions does Juror Nine make to the deliberations in Act II?

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