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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. Which two jurors are moved by the discovery about the timing involved in the old man's story?
2. In the altercation between two jurors, what words used by Juror Three shed light on the earlier discussion about whether people always mean what they say in anger?
3. What starts the physical confrontation between two jurors in Act II?
4. Why does a juror change his vote after the discussion in Act II about the defendant's words?
5. How does Juror Eight capitalize on the error made by Juror Three in threatening to kill him?
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. In Act II, what are the immediate responses to the secret ballot taken by the eleven jurors?
3. How is irony used by the writer in the confrontation between Juror Three and Juror Eight? What is the result?
4. What important contributions does Juror Nine make to the deliberations in Act II?
5. How do the tone and mood of the play vary as Act II develops from the result of the second vote to the taking of the third vote?
6. What evidence of preconceived notions and prejudice does the writer present in Act II?
7. How does the writer use the events of Act II to establish Juror Eight as the protagonist?
8. How do the jurors seek to verify some of 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. What incident ensues as a result of the experiment to verify the old man's testimony?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Discuss the evolution of the adversarial relationship between Juror Three and Juror Eight. Comment on the role played by this relationship in the drama.
Essay Topic 2
There are several votes and changing of positions by individual jurors throughout the play. Discuss in detail the incidents in which jurors vote or change their votes and assess the impact which these incidents have on the dramatic quality of the play.
Essay Topic 3
Select one of the scenes in which the jurors stage an event or portion of testimony from the trial in order to verify details. Discuss in detail the contribution made by the selected scene to action, suspense, tension and conflict, or its resolution in the play.
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