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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 does Juror Three convey to the jurors by his insistence of the defendant's guilt?
(a) That he has personal feelings against the other jurors.
(b) That he has had a family member killed.
(c) That he has personal feelings against the defendant.
(d) That no amount of evidence is likely to make him change his mind.

2. What does this experience among the jurors demonstrate about group behavior?
(a) In a group, some members have the power to influence others.
(b) The most vocal member influences others.
(c) The most powerful member influences others.
(d) The members tend to split into subgroups.

3. What important shift in the attitude of many jurors takes place during the debates in Act II about the case?
(a) They become calmer and participate less in the discussion.
(b) They become more sober and thoughtful in discussing the issues.
(c) They are more agitated because so much time is passing.
(d) They withdraw and consider their own feelings.

4. 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.

5. According to the old man witness, where was he when he heard the argument between the defendant and his father?
(a) In his bed.
(b) In his kitchen.
(c) On the landing.
(d) In his bathroom.

Short Answer Questions

1. How old is the man who gives evidence about the events he heard from his room?

2. What do the actions of Juror Nine in Act II reveal about his character?

3. What does Juror Eight explain to the juror who asks who killed the man if it was not the defendant?

4. What important information about the jurors' behavior becomes evident during their deliberations in Act II?

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. 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?

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

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

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

5. There are two "physical episodes" in Act II. Describe them briefly and comment on the purposes they serve.

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

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

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

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

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

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