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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 Eight explain to the juror who asks who killed the man if it was not the defendant?
2. What literary device is used by the writer to create a high level of interest in the play by presenting the strongly contending views of the jurors?
3. What does Juror Eleven assert in defense of the result of the second vote?
4. What does Juror Three convey to the jurors by his insistence of the defendant's guilt?
5. What attribute is consistently demonstrated by Juror Eight which helps the other jurors to unravel the case?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Throughout the play there is no reference to the names of any of the characters. The defendant is referred to as 'the boy' and the witnesses as the 'old man' and 'the lady across the street'. The jurors are given numbers to differentiate them. Discuss the reasons for the writer's decision to do this and comment on the impact of this technique on the play.
Essay Topic 2
What are the advantages and disadvantages of including "Twelve angry Men" in the literature syllabus for high school students?
Essay Topic 3
Select one of the scenes in which the jurors stage an event or portion of testimony from the trial in order to verify details. Discuss in detail the contribution made by the selected scene to action, suspense, tension and conflict, or its resolution in the play.
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