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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does this experience among the jurors demonstrate about group behavior?
2. As Act II progresses, how does Juror Three's attitude contrast with the attitude of Juror Four?
3. What is the main outcome of this discussion about the words spoken by the defendant?
4. How much influence does the foreman have on the other jurors in this case?
5. What important shift in the attitude of many jurors takes place during the debates in Act II about the case?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
What are the attributes that contribute to the ability of individuals to change the course of events in a group? To what extent do individual jurors display these attributes in "Twelve angry Men"?
Essay Topic 2
Throughout the play there is no reference to the names of any of the characters. The defendant is referred to as 'the boy' and the witnesses as the 'old man' and 'the lady across the street'. The jurors are given numbers to differentiate them. Discuss the reasons for the writer's decision to do this and comment on the impact of this technique on the play.
Essay Topic 3
Discuss the view that "Twelve Angry Men" is a vehicle through which Reginald Rose vindicates rather than destroys the legitimacy of the jury system as a means of securing justice.
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