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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 do to infuriate Juror Eight in Act II?
(a) He tries to play tic-tac-toe with Juror Twelve.
(b) He takes out his newspaper and starts reading.
(c) He strikes up a private conversation with Juror Twelve.
(d) He takes out his notepad and starts drawing.
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?
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 influenced by the judge's instructions.
(c) Their judgment is affected by their own personal experiences and values.
(d) They are not interested in justice.
4. How old is the man who gives evidence about the events he heard from his room?
5. What attribute is consistently demonstrated by Juror Eight which helps the other jurors to unravel the case?
(b) The ability to argue.
(c) Careful attention to details.
(d) Knowledge of law.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does this experience among the jurors demonstrate about group behavior?
2. After getting a more accurate timing of the events described by the old man, what do the jurors realize?
3. According to the juror who used to live by the el train, how long would the train take to pass a particular point?
4. Which juror admits to having changed his vote?
5. What reason does the juror who changes his mind give for doing so?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does the writer use Act II to establish Juror Three and Juror Eight as the antagonist and the protagonist respectively?
2. How is irony used by the writer in the confrontation between Juror Three and Juror Eight? What is the result?
3. As the jurors contemplate the evidence given by the woman across the street, how does a comment from Juror Eight complicate the discussion?
4. Referring to events in Act II, track the process by which Juror Eight is established as the protagonist.
5. There are two "physical episodes" in Act II. Describe them briefly and comment on the purposes they serve.
6. How do the jurors seek to verify some of the old man's testimony?
7. In Act II, what are the immediate responses to the secret ballot taken by the eleven jurors?
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. What evidence of preconceived notions and prejudice does the writer present in Act II?
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