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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Which two jurors are moved by the discovery that the old man would have taken longer than he said to move from his bed to the door after hearing the noise upstairs?
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. What starts the physical confrontation between two jurors in Act II?
4. How do some members of the jury respond to those who disagree?
5. Why is the decision making process conducted by a group more complex than one that is made by just an individual?
Essay Topic 1
Discuss the evolution of the adversarial relationship between Juror Three and Juror Eight. Comment on the role played by this relationship in the drama.
Essay Topic 2
This play has been used to teach students about group behavior and the role of individual influence in group settings. What does the play have to offer as a representation of group behavior and the influence that individuals can have in group settings?
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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