Twelve Angry Men Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. To what age group does the defendant belong?

2. Where does the old man who testifies for the prosecution live?

3. What does the behavior of most of the jurors demonstrate about the decisions reached by juries?

4. According to the discussion, what kind of relationship exists between the victim and the defendant?

5. Where was the victim wounded?

Short Essay Questions

1. How do the jurors respond to the defendant's explanation of his purchase of the knife and the fact that he cannot produce it?

2. What additional evidence that incriminates the defendant does Juror Three present to the jury in Act I?

3. When Juror Two states that the defendant is guilty because no one proved his innocence, the writer uses the opportunity to establish two important principles of due process. What are these principles and why does the writer have Juror Eight explain them?

4. How does the old man's testimony implicate the defendant?

5. What information do the jurors share about the defendant in the beginning of their discussion?

6. What is the defendant's alibi and how does Juror Four respond to it?

7. What clarification do the jurors receive about the conditions under which the woman is alleged to have seen the murder?

8. Which juror refers to the defendant's criminal record, and what does this consist of?

9. What views do the jurors have about the defendant's background?

10. What assumptions do the jurors make about Juror Eight's vote, and how do they decide to respond?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

This play has been used to teach students about group behavior and the role of individual influence in group settings. What does the play have to offer as a representation of group behavior and the influence that individuals can have in group settings?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the theme of conflict and conflict resolution in "Twelve Angry Men".

Essay Topic 3

How does Juror Nine become an ally of Juror Eight? Discuss the similarities and differences in the characters of these two jurors that account for the alliance that develops between them.

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