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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 juror accuses the juror who is adamant that he will not see the defendant set free of wanting to be the defendant's executioner?
(a) Juror four.
(b) Juror Five.
(c) Juror Eight.
(d) Juror Nine.
2. What attribute is consistently demonstrated by Juror Eight which helps the other jurors to unravel the case?
(a) The ability to argue.
(b) Careful attention to details.
(c) Knowledge of law.
3. What does Juror Eight explain to the juror who asks who killed the man if it was not the defendant?
(a) That this jury's job is to decide whether this defendant is guilty, not to consider any other suspect.
(b) That he doesn't understand how juries work.
(c) That he can raise that question after they have decided on this defendant.
(d) That he did not listen carefully to the judge's instructions.
4. Based on the developments of Act II, what are the jurors on their way to proving?
(a) That they discussed the case thoroughly.
(b) That they all agree.
(c) That they can prove someone else committed the murder.
(d) That there is reasonable doubt about the defendant's guilt.
5. How much influence does the foreman have on the other jurors in this case?
(a) A great deal of influence.
(b) He hardly speaks.
(c) He has little influence.
(d) He changes the course of the discussion at different stages.
Short Answer Questions
1. Why does Juror Eight question the witness' assertion that he heard the defendant say "I'm gonna kill you"?
2. As the jurors discuss "reasonable doubt", why does Juror Nine become more and more uneasy?
3. What attribute is demonstrated by Juror Nine which helps the other jurors to unravel the case?
4. Why is the decision making process conducted by a group more complex than one that is made by just an individual?
5. Which juror shares the experience of living near the track of an el train?
Short Essay Questions
1. How do the jurors seek to verify some of the old man's testimony?
2. As the jurors contemplate the evidence given by the woman across the street, how does a comment from Juror Eight complicate the discussion?
3. What important contributions does Juror Nine make to the deliberations in Act II?
4. What controversy occurs after Juror Nine shares his insights about the old man in Act II?
5. In Act II, what are the immediate responses to the secret ballot taken by the eleven jurors?
6. After the uproar following Juror three's accusation about which juror changes his vote in Act II, what do the jurors proceed to do?
7. What evidence of preconceived notions and prejudice does the writer present in Act II?
8. 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?
9. 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?
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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