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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 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?
(a) The fact that the old man was hearing impaired and wore glasses.
(b) The arguments of Juror Eight and Juror Nine.
(c) The realization that the woman wears glasses and she saw the murder through the train.
(d) The fact that a similar weapon was easily available and that the old man might have been lying.
2. Why does the writer allow one of the jurors to threaten that he will kill another?
(a) To prove how angry he is.
(b) To show how much he hates the man who voted against the others.
(c) To prove the point that people often utter threats that they do not intend to carry out.
(d) To demonstrate the level of tension and conflict.
3. How does Juror Eight's participation in the altercation with Juror Three differ from his usual approach?
(a) It shows he hates Juror Three.
(b) It shows he has a temper, too.
(c) It shows he is capable of anger in spite of his usual sober analysis.
(d) It shows he is capable of violence.
4. How does the progress of the discussion in Act II affect the behavior of the group of jurors?
(a) As a group, the jurors develop insights that they could not have individually.
(b) The jurors begin to take the defendant more seriously.
(c) The jurors begin to listen to Juror Eight.
(d) The jurors continue to hurry towards a conclusion.
5. What is the main outcome of this discussion about the words spoken by the defendant?
(a) Juror Three gets into a rage and accuses the others of defending a criminal.
(b) Juror Nine changes his vote back to "guilty".
(c) Juror Three changes his vote to "not guilty".
(d) Juror Five changes his vote to "not guilty".
Short Answer Questions
1. What is the most significant method used by Juror Eight to influence other jurors?
2. What does this experience among the jurors demonstrate about group behavior?
3. How does Juror Eight capitalize on the error made by Juror Three in threatening to kill him?
4. Which two jurors are moved by the discovery about the timing involved in the old man's story?
5. According to the juror who used to live by the el train, how long would the train take to pass a particular point?
Short Essay Questions
1. How do threats contribute to conflict in Act II, and how are the conflicts resolved?
2. What incident ensues as a result of the experiment to verify the old man's testimony?
3. Identify the major themes illustrated in Act II, and give brief explanations of how each theme is brought out.
4. Referring to events in Act II, track the process by which Juror three is established as the antagonist.
5. How and why do the discussions of the old man and the alleged threats made by the defendant affect one of the jurors?
6. Referring to events in Act II, track the process by which Juror Eight is established as the protagonist.
7. There are two "physical episodes" in Act II. Describe them briefly and comment on the purposes they serve.
8. How do the jurors seek to verify some of the old man's testimony?
9. What do the events of Act II demonstrate about the group and about the influence of Juror Eight?
10. What important contributions does Juror Nine make to the deliberations in Act II?
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