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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 when he allows Juror Three to prove something to the jurors that is exactly opposite to what he would have wanted?
(a) Symbolism.
(b) Irony.
(c) Metaphor.
(d) Conflict.

2. Where was the old man witness when he saw the defendant running down the stairs?
(a) At his front door.
(b) At his kitchen window.
(c) At his bathroom window.
(d) At his bedroom window.

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

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

5. What does Juror Three convey to the jurors by his insistence of the defendant's guilt?
(a) That he has personal feelings against the other jurors.
(b) That no amount of evidence is likely to make him change his mind.
(c) That he has personal feelings against the defendant.
(d) That he has had a family member killed.

Short Answer 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?

2. What does Juror Three do to infuriate Juror Eight in Act II?

3. As Act II progresses, how does Juror Three's attitude contrast with the attitude of Juror Four?

4. As the jurors analyze the evidence and arguments more closely, it becomes evident that the dissenting voter is playing a critical role as an agent of change. Which of the following words best describes this role?

5. What principle is supposed to guide the composition of a jury in relation to the defendant?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

5. As the jurors contemplate the evidence given by the woman across the street, how does a comment from Juror Eight complicate the discussion?

6. How does the writer use the events of Act II to establish Juror Eight as the protagonist?

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

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

9. Referring to events in Act II, track the process by which Juror Eight is established as the protagonist.

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

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