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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 says he would change his vote if he could find one reason to make him question the defendant's guilt?
(a) Juror Four.
(b) Juror Two.
(c) Juror Seven.
(d) Juror Ten.

2. How old is the man who gives evidence about the events he heard from his room?
(a) 80.
(b) 65.
(c) 75.
(d) 62.

3. How does the progress of the discussion in Act II affect the behavior of the group of jurors?
(a) As a group, the jurors develop insights that they could not have individually.
(b) The jurors continue to hurry towards a conclusion.
(c) The jurors begin to take the defendant more seriously.
(d) The jurors begin to listen to Juror Eight.

4. 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 changes the course of the discussion at different stages.
(d) He has little influence.

5. Which juror is adamant that he will not see the defendant set free?
(a) The foreman.
(b) Juror Six.
(c) Juror Ten.
(d) Juror Three.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Juror Three justify his assertion that the defendant must have meant it when he said "I'm going to kill you"?

2. How does Juror Eight get the others to realize that the defendant might not have killed his father although he said "I'm gonna kill you"?

3. 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?

4. How does the timing described in the old man's testimony affect the jurors' analysis?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. 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?

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

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

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

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

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

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