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. How does Juror Nine justify his insights about the old man?

2. Which juror admits to having changed his vote?

3. Which juror says he would change his vote if he could find one reason to make him question the defendant's guilt?

4. After getting a more accurate timing of the events described by the old man, what do the jurors realize?

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

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. How and why do the discussions of the old man and the alleged threats made by the defendant affect one of the jurors?

3. In Act II, what are the immediate responses to the secret ballot taken by the eleven jurors?

4. What do the events of Act II demonstrate about the group and about the influence of Juror Eight?

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

6. How do threats contribute to conflict in Act II, and how are the conflicts resolved?

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

How does Juror Nine become an ally of Juror Eight? Discuss the similarities and differences in the characters of these two jurors that account for the alliance that develops between them.

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the evolution of the adversarial relationship between Juror Three and Juror Eight. Comment on the role played by this relationship in the drama.

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the theme of conflict and conflict resolution in "Twelve Angry Men".

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