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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. How does Juror Three justify his assertion that the defendant must have meant it when he said "I'm going to kill you"?
2. What does Juror Eleven assert in defense of the result of the second vote?
3. After getting a more accurate timing of the events described by the old man, what do the jurors realize?
4. Why is the decision making process conducted by a group more complex than one that is made by just an individual?
5. Which juror shares the experience of living near the track of an el train?
Short Essay Questions
1. How do threats contribute to conflict in Act II, and how are the conflicts resolved?
2. After the uproar following Juror three's accusation about which juror changes his vote in Act II, what do the jurors proceed to do?
3. What controversy occurs after Juror Nine shares his insights about the old man in Act II?
4. How does the writer use the events of Act II to establish Juror Eight as the protagonist?
5. What important contributions does Juror Nine make to the deliberations in Act II?
6. What incident ensues as a result of the experiment to verify the old man's testimony?
7. Referring to events in Act II, track the process by which Juror three is established as the antagonist.
8. As the jurors contemplate the evidence given by the woman across the street, how does a comment from Juror Eight complicate the discussion?
9. How does the writer use Act II to establish Juror Three and Juror Eight as the antagonist and the protagonist respectively?
10. How do the jurors seek to verify some of the old man's testimony?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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.
Essay Topic 2
The play is essentially a story about the legal concept of "reasonable doubt". How is this theme introduced and developed, and what part does "reasonable doubt" play in the final outcome?
Essay Topic 3
Discuss the evolution of the adversarial relationship between Juror Three and Juror Eight. Comment on the role played by this relationship in the drama.
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