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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 Eleven assert in defense of the result of the second vote?
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 juror admits to having changed his vote?
4. Why does the writer allow one of the jurors to threaten that he will kill another?
5. Why does Juror Eight question the witness' assertion that he heard the defendant say "I'm gonna kill you"?
Essay Topic 1
Write a character sketch of Juror Eight, presenting reasons for your portrayal and commenting on this juror's impact on the events in the play.
Essay Topic 2
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 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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