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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. 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 50 seconds to get to a certain point which the old man said took10 seconds.
(c) It takes 42 seconds to get to a certain point which the old man said took 10 seconds.
(d) It takes 39 seconds to get to a certain point which the old man said took 10 seconds.
2. What source of information from the trial do the jurors use to help them estimate the time of the events surrounding the murder?
(a) The old man's diary.
(b) Photographs of the building.
(c) The transcript of the old man's testimony.
(d) They get the dimensions of the old man's room from a diagram of the apartment building.
3. What do the actions of Juror Nine in Act II reveal about his character?
(a) He has thought about the evidence.
(b) He is willing to stand up for his beliefs in spite of pressure.
(c) He is afraid of Juror Eight.
(d) He believes the defendant is innocent.
4. What does Juror Three convey to the jurors by his insistence of the defendant's guilt?
(a) That he has had a family member killed.
(b) That he has personal feelings against the defendant.
(c) That he has personal feelings against the other jurors.
(d) That no amount of evidence is likely to make him change his mind.
5. How does the involvement of the jury in acting out and assessing the allegations of the old man compare with their earlier attitude towards the evidence?
(a) It shows they think the defendant might be innocent.
(b) It shows they no longer believe the evidence.
(c) It shows they are now willing to forget about their personal views.
(d) It represents the trend towards a more reasonable, analytical approach
Short Answer Questions
1. Which juror is an immigrant to the United States?
2. What reason does the juror who changes his mind give for doing so?
3. What does Juror Three do to infuriate Juror Eight in Act II?
4. Where was the old man witness when he saw the defendant running down the stairs?
5. Which juror admits to having changed his vote?
Short Essay Questions
1. What evidence of preconceived notions and prejudice does the writer present in Act II?
2. Referring to events in Act II, track the process by which Juror Eight is established as the protagonist.
3. 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?
4. How do threats contribute to conflict in Act II, and how are the conflicts resolved?
5. What incident ensues as a result of the experiment to verify the old man's testimony?
6. As the jurors contemplate the evidence given by the woman across the street, how does a comment from Juror Eight complicate the discussion?
7. How does the writer use the events of Act II to establish Juror Eight as the protagonist?
8. There are two "physical episodes" in Act II. Describe them briefly and comment on the purposes they serve.
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. Referring to events in Act II, track the process by which Juror three is established as the antagonist.
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