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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 does Juror Three do to infuriate Juror Eight in Act II?
2. What attribute is demonstrated by Juror Nine which helps the other jurors to unravel the case?
3. What does this experience among the jurors demonstrate about group behavior?
4. Which juror is adamant that he will not see the defendant set free?
5. How old is the man who gives evidence about the events he heard from his room?
Short Essay Questions
1. What controversy occurs after Juror Nine shares his insights about the old man in Act II?
2. What evidence of preconceived notions and prejudice does the writer present in Act II?
3. After the uproar following Juror three's accusation about which juror changes his vote in Act II, what do the jurors proceed to do?
4. In Act II, what are the immediate responses to the secret ballot taken by the eleven jurors?
5. What important contributions does Juror Nine make to the deliberations in Act II?
6. Identify the major themes illustrated in Act II, and give brief explanations of how each theme is brought out.
7. How is irony used by the writer in the confrontation between Juror Three and Juror Eight? What is the result?
8. Referring to events in Act II, track the process by which Juror Eight is established as the protagonist.
9. How and why do the discussions of the old man and the alleged threats made by the defendant affect one of the jurors?
10. How does the writer use Act II to establish Juror Three and Juror Eight as the antagonist and the protagonist respectively?
Write an essay for ONE of the following 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 theme of conflict and conflict resolution in "Twelve Angry Men".
Essay Topic 3
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.
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