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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. According to the juror who used to live by the el train, how long would the train take to pass a particular point?
(a) About 20 seconds.
(b) About 5 seconds.
(c) About 15 seconds.
(d) About 10 seconds.

2. In the acting out of the old man's movements from his bed to the door, which juror plays the role of the old man?
(a) Juror Eight.
(b) Juror Five.
(c) Juror Nine.
(d) The foreman.

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

4. 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) Rebel.
(b) Revolutionary.
(c) Catalyst.
(d) Radical.

5. What reason does the juror who changes his mind give for doing so?
(a) He now believes the jury was too hasty.
(b) He admires the conviction of the juror who stood alone against the rest.
(c) He now believes the defendant is innocent.
(d) He now believes the evidence is questionable.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Juror Three do to infuriate Juror Eight in Act II?

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

3. Considering the information available about the defendant, to what extent does the composition of this jury reflect the principle that should guide the composition of a jury trying a case?

4. 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?

5. According to the old man witness, where was he when he heard the argument between the defendant and his father?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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