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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 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"?
(a) He says that many people say things they don't really mean.
(b) He says the defendant might just have been angry.
(c) He says the defendant might have been provoked by his father.
(d) He asks them to consider how many times they have said similar words with no intention to kill.

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) Symbolism.
(c) Conflict.
(d) Metaphor.

3. What literary device is used by the writer to create a high level of interest in the play by presenting the strongly contending views of the jurors?
(a) Antithesis.
(b) Dialogue.
(c) Tension.
(d) Conflict.

4. As Act II progresses, how does Juror Three's attitude contrast with the attitude of Juror Four?
(a) Juror Three is a bully; Juror four acts as if he has superior knowledge.
(b) Juror Three is irrational while Juror Four reasons out his contributions carefully.
(c) Juror Three has a closed mind while Juror Four is willing to listen and consider new possibilities.
(d) There is no contrast; they are both influenced by the belief that the defendant is guilty.

5. As the jurors analyze the evidence and arguments more closely, it becomes evident that the dissenting voter is playing a critical role as an agent of change. Which of the following words best describes this role?
(a) Catalyst.
(b) Revolutionary.
(c) Rebel.
(d) Radical.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which juror accuses the juror who is adamant that he will not see the defendant set free of wanting to be the defendant's executioner?

2. Which juror is an immigrant to the United States?

3. What is the main outcome of this discussion about the words spoken by the defendant?

4. After getting a more accurate timing of the events described by the old man, what do the jurors realize?

5. Which two jurors are moved by the discovery that the old man would have taken longer than he said to move from his bed to the door after hearing the noise upstairs?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. 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?

6. How do the jurors seek to verify some of the old man's testimony?

7. As the jurors contemplate the evidence given by the woman across the street, how does a comment from Juror Eight complicate the discussion?

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

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

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

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