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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 Eight get the others to realize that the defendant might not have killed his father although he said "I'm gonna kill you"?
2. How much influence does the foreman have on the other jurors in this case?
3. What does Juror Nine observe about the old man witness, which leads to his insights about his life?
4. As the jurors discuss "reasonable doubt", why does Juror Nine become more and more uneasy?
5. What is the reaction to the vote taken at the end of Act 1?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does the writer use Act II to establish Juror Three and Juror Eight as the antagonist and the protagonist respectively?
2. What controversy occurs after Juror Nine shares his insights about the old man in Act II?
3. What incident ensues as a result of the experiment to verify the old man's testimony?
4. In Act II, what are the immediate responses to the secret ballot taken by the eleven jurors?
5. Referring to events in Act II, track the process by which Juror Eight is established as the protagonist.
6. How does the writer use the events of Act II to establish Juror Eight as the protagonist?
7. After the uproar following Juror three's accusation about which juror changes his vote in Act II, what do the jurors proceed to do?
8. How is irony used by the writer in the confrontation between Juror Three and Juror Eight? What is the result?
9. How do threats contribute to conflict in Act II, and how are the conflicts resolved?
10. What important contributions does Juror Nine make to the deliberations in Act II?
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
One of the themes in "Twelve Angry Men" is the impact of prejudice and preconceived notions on the deliberations by the jury. Discuss in detail the instances in which prejudice and preconceived notions are revealed in the play, and comment on the extent to which they represent problems in real-life group situations.
Essay Topic 3
The play "Twelve angry Men" takes place almost exclusively in one setting - the jury room. What are the limitations caused by this single setting, and what techniques does the writer use to overcome such limitations?
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