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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. What does Juror Three do to infuriate Juror Eight in Act II?
2. As the jurors analyze the evidence and arguments more closely, it becomes evident that the dissenting voter is playing a critical role as an agent of change. Which of the following words best describes this role?
3. Which two jurors are moved by the discovery about the timing involved in the old man's story?
4. What does Juror Nine observe about the old man witness, which leads to his insights about his life?
5. In the altercation between two jurors, what words used by Juror Three shed light on the earlier discussion about whether people always mean what they say in anger?
Short Essay Questions
1. There are two "physical episodes" in Act II. Describe them briefly and comment on the purposes they serve.
2. Referring to events in Act II, track the process by which Juror three is established as the antagonist.
3. Identify the major themes illustrated in Act II, and give brief explanations of how each theme is brought out.
4. What do the events of Act II demonstrate about the group and about the influence of Juror Eight?
5. What evidence of preconceived notions and prejudice does the writer present in Act II?
6. 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?
7. How and why do the discussions of the old man and the alleged threats made by the defendant affect one of the jurors?
8. In Act II, what are the immediate responses to the secret ballot taken by the eleven jurors?
9. As the jurors contemplate the evidence given by the woman across the street, how does a comment from Juror Eight complicate the discussion?
10. How does the writer use Act II to establish Juror Three and Juror Eight as the antagonist and the protagonist respectively?
Write an essay for ONE of the following 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
Discuss the theme of conflict and conflict resolution in "Twelve Angry Men".
Essay Topic 3
What are the advantages and disadvantages of including "Twelve angry Men" in the literature syllabus for high school students?
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