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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. How do some members of the jury respond to those who disagree?
(a) With contradictions.
(b) With additional questions.
(c) With ostracism and ridicule.
(d) With an open mind.
2. Of what is Juror Eight accused by an angry juror after others begin to change their votes in Act II?
(a) Of being a "bleeding heart" trying to spare a ghetto kid.
(b) Of defending wrongdoers.
(c) Of trying to be a lawyer.
(d) Of bullying.
3. What does Juror Three convey to the jurors by his insistence of the defendant's guilt?
(a) That he has had a family member killed.
(b) That he has personal feelings against the other jurors.
(c) That he has personal feelings against the defendant.
(d) That no amount of evidence is likely to make him change his mind.
4. 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?
5. What is the reaction to the vote taken at the end of Act 1?
(a) Everone is angry except Juror Eight.
(b) Juror Three is outraged and accuses Juror Five of changing his vote because of Juror Eight..
(c) The foreman declares the vote null and void.
(d) Juror Ten attacks Juror Eight.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Juror Three do to infuriate Juror Eight in Act II?
2. What does Juror Eight explain to the juror who asks who killed the man if it was not the defendant?
3. What does Act iI suggest about the reliability of some witnesses in a trial?
4. 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?
5. 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?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does the writer use Act II to establish Juror Three and Juror Eight as the antagonist and the protagonist respectively?
2. As the jurors contemplate the evidence given by the woman across the street, how does a comment from Juror Eight complicate the discussion?
3. What important contributions does Juror Nine make to the deliberations in Act II?
4. After the uproar following Juror three's accusation about which juror changes his vote in Act II, what do the jurors proceed to do?
5. How is irony used by the writer in the confrontation between Juror Three and Juror Eight? What is the result?
6. What controversy occurs after Juror Nine shares his insights about the old man in Act II?
7. There are two "physical episodes" in Act II. Describe them briefly and comment on the purposes they serve.
8. How do threats contribute to conflict in Act II, and how are the conflicts resolved?
9. 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?
10. How does the writer use the events of Act II to establish Juror Eight as the protagonist?
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