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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. Which two jurors are moved by the discovery about the timing involved in the old man's story?
(a) Jurors Ten and Twelve.
(b) The foreman and Juror Six.
(c) Juror Two and Six.
(d) The foreman and Juror Four.

2. 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?
(a) Jurors Two and Six.
(b) The foreman and Juror Six.
(c) Jurors Ten and Twelve.
(d) The foreman and Juror Four.

3. In the altercation between two jurors, what words used by Juror Three shed light on the earlier discussion about whether people always mean what they say in anger?
(a) "Let me just get my hands on him!"
(b) "Touch me and I'll kill you!"
(c) "I'll kill him!" I'll kill him!"
(d) "That's it! I'll kill you!"

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

5. How does the timing described in the old man's testimony affect the jurors' analysis?
(a) The jurors realize that the old man could not have been right about the time it took for the events he described to take place.
(b) Someone points out that the old man wore thick glasses, and he would not have had time to put them on at night.
(c) They realize that the old man might have been wrong about the time when he saw the defendant leave the apartment.
(d) They realize that the old man's testimony about the time of the murder was inaccurate.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the reaction to the vote taken at the end of Act 1?

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

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

4. According to the juror who used to live by the el train, how long would the train take to pass a particular point?

5. What does this experience among the jurors demonstrate about group behavior?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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 Eight is established as the protagonist.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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