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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 is adamant that he will not see the defendant set free?
(a) Juror Three.
(b) Juror Six.
(c) Juror Ten.
(d) The foreman.
2. How does Juror Eight's participation in the altercation with Juror Three differ from his usual approach?
(a) It shows he is capable of anger in spite of his usual sober analysis.
(b) It shows he is capable of violence.
(c) It shows he hates Juror Three.
(d) It shows he has a temper, too.
3. What does this experience among the jurors demonstrate about group behavior?
(a) The most vocal member influences others.
(b) The members tend to split into subgroups.
(c) In a group, some members have the power to influence others.
(d) The most powerful member influences others.
4. What source of information from the trial do the jurors use to help them estimate the time of the events surrounding the murder?
(a) The transcript of the old man's testimony.
(b) The old man's diary.
(c) Photographs of the building.
(d) They get the dimensions of the old man's room from a diagram of the apartment building.
5. How does the involvement of the jury in acting out and assessing the allegations of the old man compare with their earlier attitude towards the evidence?
(a) It shows they are now willing to forget about their personal views.
(b) It shows they no longer believe the evidence.
(c) It represents the trend towards a more reasonable, analytical approach
(d) It shows they think the defendant might be innocent.
Short Answer Questions
1. Which two jurors are moved by the discovery about the timing involved in the old man's story?
2. 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?
3. What does Juror Nine observe about the old man witness, which leads to his insights about his life?
4. 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?
5. How does Juror Eight capitalize on the error made by Juror Three in threatening to kill him?
Short Essay Questions
1. What evidence of preconceived notions and prejudice does the writer present in Act II?
2. Identify the major themes illustrated in Act II, and give brief explanations of how each theme is brought out.
3. Referring to events in Act II, track the process by which Juror three is established as the antagonist.
4. In Act II, what are the immediate responses to the secret ballot taken by the eleven jurors?
5. How is irony used by the writer in the confrontation between Juror Three and Juror Eight? What is the result?
6. What do the events of Act II demonstrate about the group and about the influence of Juror Eight?
7. How does the writer use Act II to establish Juror Three and Juror Eight as the antagonist and the protagonist respectively?
8. What incident ensues as a result of the experiment to verify the old man's testimony?
9. After the uproar following Juror three's accusation about which juror changes his vote in Act II, what do the jurors proceed to do?
10. How and why do the discussions of the old man and the alleged threats made by the defendant affect one of the jurors?
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