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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Juror Eleven assert in defense of the result of the second vote?
2. As the jurors analyze the evidence and arguments more closely, it becomes evident that the dissenting voter is playing a critical role as an agent of change. Which of the following words best describes this role?
3. Why does a juror change his vote after the discussion in Act II about the defendant's words?
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?
Essay Topic 1
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 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
What are the advantages and disadvantages of including "Twelve angry Men" in the literature syllabus for high school students?
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