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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 is the main outcome of this discussion about the words spoken by the defendant?
(a) Juror Nine changes his vote back to "guilty".
(b) Juror Five changes his vote to "not guilty".
(c) Juror Three changes his vote to "not guilty".
(d) Juror Three gets into a rage and accuses the others of defending a criminal.
2. Where was the old man witness when he saw the defendant running down the stairs?
(a) At his bathroom window.
(b) At his kitchen window.
(c) At his front door.
(d) At his bedroom window.
3. What two reasons cause a juror to believe there is reasonable doubt about the defendant's guilt after adding doubts about the old man's testimony to earlier discussions about the murder?
(a) The realization that the woman wears glasses and she saw the murder through the train.
(b) The arguments of Juror Eight and Juror Nine.
(c) The fact that a similar weapon was easily available and that the old man might have been lying.
(d) The fact that the old man was hearing impaired and wore glasses.
4. What does Juror Eight explain to the juror who asks who killed the man if it was not the defendant?
(a) That he can raise that question after they have decided on this defendant.
(b) That he doesn't understand how juries work.
(c) That he did not listen carefully to the judge's instructions.
(d) That this jury's job is to decide whether this defendant is guilty, not to consider any other suspect.
5. 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 four.
(b) Juror Five.
(c) Juror Eight.
(d) Juror Nine.
Short Answer Questions
1. Why does the writer allow one of the jurors to threaten that he will kill another?
2. What attribute is consistently demonstrated by Juror Eight which helps the other jurors to unravel the case?
3. According to the juror who used to live by the el train, how long would the train take to pass a particular point?
4. How does Juror Nine justify his insights about the old man?
5. Which two jurors are moved by the discovery about the timing involved in the old man's story?
Short Essay Questions
1. How do threats contribute to conflict in Act II, and how are the conflicts resolved?
2. Referring to events in Act II, track the process by which Juror three is established as the antagonist.
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. How does the writer use the events of Act II to establish Juror Eight as the protagonist?
6. Identify the major themes illustrated in Act II, and give brief explanations of how each theme is brought out.
7. What evidence of preconceived notions and prejudice does the writer present in Act II?
8. 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?
9. What incident ensues as a result of the experiment to verify the old man's testimony?
10. In Act II, what are the immediate responses to the secret ballot taken by the eleven jurors?
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