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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. According to the evidence, what weapon was used to kill the old man?

2. How does the dissenting juror explain the defendant's record of violence?

3. How does the dissenting juror suggest that the jury should proceed instead of declaring a "hung" jury?

4. Why does the dissenting juror challenge the fact that other jurors are willing to take the alleged eyewitness' word when they would not accept the defendant's word?

5. What important fact does Juror Three point out about something the defendant purchased on the day of the murder?

Short Essay Questions

1. As the jurors resume their analysis of the case, Juror Four makes an important contribution. What is it and how do others respond?

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

3. What is the dramatic significance of having Jurors Thee and Four reintroduce the evidence given by the woman across the street?

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

5. What is the dramatic significance of the resulting votes at the beginning of Act III?

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

7. What important instructions does the judge give to the jurors as they depart to deliberate on the case?

8. How is irony used by the writer in the confrontation between Juror Three and Juror Eight? What is the result?

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

10. Write a character sketch of Juror Nine.

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

What are the advantages and disadvantages of including "Twelve angry Men" in the literature syllabus for high school students?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the roles of the three most active minor characters in "Twelve angry men". To what extent do they contribute to conflict in the play and how do they assist in the resolution of such conflict?

Essay Topic 3

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

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