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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. What term used in Act 1 establishes that the defendant is thought to have committed a murder that is intentional and deliberately planned ahead of time?
2. Which words suggest that the defendant should not have to prove his innocence?
3. How does Juror Four challenge the defendant's alibi?
4. What important facts are revealed about the circumstances of the defendant's life by the juror who votes "not guilty" in the first round of voting?
5. Why do the jurors take a vote before discussing the evidence?
Short Essay Questions
1. 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?
2. What assumptions do the jurors make about Juror Eight's vote, and how do they decide to respond?
3. What views do the jurors have about the defendant's background?
4. Why do the jurors take a vote before any discussion of the evidence, and what is the impact of the outcome?
5. What important instructions does the judge give to the jurors as they depart to deliberate on the case?
6. What additional suggestion does Juror Four make in Act I to support his assertion that the defendant is guilty?
7. What information do the jurors share about the defendant in the beginning of their discussion?
8. How does Juror Eight respond to the evidence that Juror Three presents about the knife, and what dramatic turn of events does this cause?
9. What clarification do the jurors receive about the conditions under which the woman is alleged to have seen the murder?
10. Which juror refers to the defendant's criminal record, and what does this consist of?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
In adapting plays and novels for screen, producers and directors often make significant changes to the themes, characters and plot lines of the original. Having studied this play in detail, evaluate the assertion that the themes, characters and plot lines of "Twelve Angry Men" would have to be significantly modified to be a successful production for screen.
Essay Topic 2
What are the advantages and disadvantages of including "Twelve angry Men" in the literature syllabus for high school students?
Essay Topic 3
Discuss the theme of conflict and conflict resolution in "Twelve Angry Men".
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