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 the timing described in the old man's testimony affect the jurors' analysis?

2. Which juror accuses the juror who is adamant that he will not see the defendant set free of wanting to be the defendant's executioner?

3. Considering the information available about the defendant, to what extent does the composition of this jury reflect the principle that should guide the composition of a jury trying a case?

4. Based on the developments of Act II, what are the jurors on their way to proving?

5. What important information about the jurors' behavior becomes evident during their deliberations in Act II?

Short Essay Questions

1. 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?

2. How does the writer use the events of Act II to establish Juror Eight as the protagonist?

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

4. How does the writer use Act II to establish Juror Three and Juror Eight as the antagonist and the protagonist respectively?

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

6. What controversy occurs after Juror Nine shares his insights about the old man in Act II?

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

8. What evidence of preconceived notions and prejudice does the writer present in Act II?

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

10. What incident ensues as a result of the experiment to verify the old man's testimony?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 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

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

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