Twelve Angry Men Test | Final Test - Hard

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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 juror is adamant that he will not see the defendant set free?

2. How much influence does the foreman have on the other jurors in this case?

3. In the acting out of the old man's movements from his bed to the door, which juror plays the role of the old man?

4. What does Juror Eight explain to the juror who asks who killed the man if it was not the defendant?

5. What do the actions of Juror Nine in Act II reveal about his character?

Short Essay Questions

1. How is irony used by the writer in the confrontation between Juror Three and Juror Eight? What is the result?

2. Referring to events in Act II, track the process by which Juror three is established as the antagonist.

3. 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?

4. Referring to events in Act II, track the process by which Juror Eight is established as the protagonist.

5. What controversy occurs after Juror Nine shares his insights about the old man 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 does the writer use Act II to establish Juror Three and Juror Eight as the antagonist and the protagonist respectively?

8. There are two "physical episodes" in Act II. Describe them briefly and comment on the purposes they serve.

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. As the jurors contemplate the evidence given by the woman across the street, how does a comment from Juror Eight complicate the discussion?

Essay Topics

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

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 3

Write a character sketch of Juror Eight, presenting reasons for your portrayal and commenting on this juror's impact on the events in the play.

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