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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 accuses the juror who is adamant that he will not see the defendant set free of wanting to be the defendant's executioner?
(a) Juror Nine.
(b) Juror four.
(c) Juror Five.
(d) Juror Eight.
2. What important information about the jurors' behavior becomes evident during their deliberations in Act II?
(a) They are influenced by the judge's instructions.
(b) They are not interested in justice.
(c) Their judgment is affected by their own personal experiences and values.
(d) They do not pay much attention to the facts.
3. What reason does the juror who changes his mind give for doing so?
(a) He now believes the evidence is questionable.
(b) He admires the conviction of the juror who stood alone against the rest.
(c) He now believes the jury was too hasty.
(d) He now believes the defendant is innocent.
4. As Act II progresses, how does Juror Three's attitude contrast with the attitude of Juror Four?
(a) Juror Three is a bully; Juror four acts as if he has superior knowledge.
(b) Juror Three has a closed mind while Juror Four is willing to listen and consider new possibilities.
(c) Juror Three is irrational while Juror Four reasons out his contributions carefully.
(d) There is no contrast; they are both influenced by the belief that the defendant is guilty.
5. Why does Juror Eight question the witness' assertion that he heard the defendant say "I'm gonna kill you"?
(a) He believes this might not have been possible because of the noise made by the passing train.
(b) He believes the witness is seeking attention.
(c) He believes the witness is too old to recall such details.
(d) He believes the witness was too far away.
Short Answer Questions
1. Of what is Juror Eight accused by an angry juror after others begin to change their votes in Act II?
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. Why does a juror change his vote after the discussion in Act II about the defendant's words?
4. What is the main outcome of this discussion about the words spoken by the defendant?
5. What significant information about the impact of an el train does the juror who used to live near it share?
Short Essay Questions
1. As the jurors contemplate the evidence given by the woman across the street, how does a comment from Juror Eight complicate the discussion?
2. How and why do the discussions of the old man and the alleged threats made by the defendant affect one of the jurors?
3. What do the events of Act II demonstrate about the group and about the influence of Juror Eight?
4. Referring to events in Act II, track the process by which Juror Eight is established as the protagonist.
5. What evidence of preconceived notions and prejudice does the writer present in Act II?
6. How is irony used by the writer in the confrontation between Juror Three and Juror Eight? What is the result?
7. How do the jurors seek to verify some of the old man's testimony?
8. What controversy occurs after Juror Nine shares his insights about the old man in Act II?
9. How does the writer use Act II to establish Juror Three and Juror Eight as the antagonist and the protagonist respectively?
10. How do threats contribute to conflict in Act II, and how are the conflicts resolved?
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