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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 literary device is used by the writer to create a high level of interest in the play by presenting the strongly contending views of the jurors?
(a) Antithesis.
(b) Conflict.
(c) Dialogue.
(d) Tension.

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?
(a) Metaphor.
(b) Conflict.
(c) Irony.
(d) Symbolism.

3. 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?
(a) "Touch me and I'll kill you!"
(b) "Let me just get my hands on him!"
(c) "I'll kill him!" I'll kill him!"
(d) "That's it! I'll kill you!"

4. Why is the decision making process conducted by a group more complex than one that is made by just an individual?
(a) It takes time for everyone to express personal views in a group.
(b) It is not more complex, it just takes longer.
(c) In a group there are many contending personalities and views.
(d) People influence each other in a group.

5. Which juror admits to having changed his vote?
(a) Juror Five.
(b) Juror Nine.
(c) Juror Eleven.
(d) Juror Ten.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Juror Eight explain to the juror who asks who killed the man if it was not the defendant?

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 juror says he would change his vote if he could find one reason to make him question the defendant's guilt?

4. What does Juror Nine observe about the old man witness, which leads to his insights about his life?

5. How does Juror Eight capitalize on the error made by Juror Three in threatening to kill him?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What evidence of preconceived notions and prejudice does the writer present in Act II?

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

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

7. What controversy occurs after Juror Nine shares his insights about the old man in Act II?

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

9. Identify the major themes illustrated in Act II, and give brief explanations of how each theme is brought out.

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

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