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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 Eight mean when he calls another juror a sadist?
(a) That he is prejudiced.
(b) That he enjoys seeing someone else suffer.
(c) That he is dishonest.
(d) That he is a foreigner.

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

3. How do some members of the jury respond to those who disagree?
(a) With ostracism and ridicule.
(b) With contradictions.
(c) With an open mind.
(d) With additional questions.

4. After getting a more accurate timing of the events described by the old man, what do the jurors realize?
(a) It takes more time than the old man said to move from his bed to the window.
(b) It takes 39 seconds to get to a certain point which the old man said took 10 seconds.
(c) It takes 42 seconds to get to a certain point which the old man said took 10 seconds.
(d) It takes 50 seconds to get to a certain point which the old man said took10 seconds.

5. What does Juror Nine observe about the old man witness, which leads to his insights about his life?
(a) He notices that the old man spoke uncertainly when asked questions in the courtroom.
(b) He notices that the old man was dressed in shabby clothes and uses two canes.
(c) He notices that the old man was nervous and agitated
(d) He notices that the old man wore a hearing aid.

Short Answer Questions

1. 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?

2. As the jurors discuss "reasonable doubt", why does Juror Nine become more and more uneasy?

3. Which two jurors are moved by the discovery about the timing involved in the old man's story?

4. What does Act iI suggest about the reliability of some witnesses in a trial?

5. 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?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. What incident ensues as a result of the experiment to verify the old man's testimony?

6. What important contributions does Juror Nine make to the deliberations in Act II?

7. In Act II, what are the immediate responses to the secret ballot taken by the eleven jurors?

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

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

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