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Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to the old man witness, where was he when he heard the argument between the defendant and his father?

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

3. Why is the decision making process conducted by a group more complex than one that is made by just an individual?

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

5. What does Juror Three convey to the jurors by his insistence of the defendant's guilt?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

At the end of the play, the reader is no wiser as to whether the defendant is guilty or innocent. Discuss with reasons whether this is a strength or weakness in the story line.

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

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.

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