12 Angry Men Movie Quiz

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12 Angry Men Quizzes & Trivia

The movie is set following the closing arguments in a murder trial, where the 12 members of the jury must deliberate on a verdict for a teen. The jurors disagree conflict threatens to derail the sentencing. Take the test and find out how much you can remember about this classic movie.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What was the female eyewitness doing when she witnessed the murder in the apartment across the street?
    • A. 

      Washing dishes at the kitchen sink

    • B. 

      Lying in bed reading a book

    • C. 

      She was lying in bed trying to get to sleep

  • 2. 
    • A. 

      Age prejudice

    • B. 

      Gender prejudice

    • C. 

      Racial prejudice

    • D. 

      He had no prejudice

  • 3. 
    During the second jury vote (the secret ballot of 11), who was the only juror to vote "not guilty"?
    • A. 

      8

    • B. 

      9

    • C. 

      3

    • D. 

      7

  • 4. 
    What sort of knife was used to kill the murdered man?
    • A. 

      Switch-blade knife

    • B. 

      Kitchen knife

    • C. 

      Hunting knife

    • D. 

      Machete

  • 5. 
    What physical disability did the old man who lived downstairs have?
    • A. 

      Poor eyesight

    • B. 

      Bad legs -- used canes or a walker

    • C. 

      Hard of hearing

    • D. 

      Stuttered when he talked

  • 6. 
    • A. 

      He said that his father (the murder victim) had confiscated it earlier in the day

    • B. 

      He said he had probably lost it through a hole in his pocket

    • C. 

      He said that he dropped it down into the sewers

    • D. 

      He said that he had given it to one of his friends

  • 7. 
    • A. 

      He says he was down at the waterfront watching the ships come in

    • B. 

      He says he was at a late show at the cinema (but can't remember the movie)

    • C. 

      He says he was dancing in a large dance hall

  • 8. 
    In what way had the knife been stabbed into the body?
    • A. 

      It had been slashed across the man's throat

    • B. 

      Stabbed downwards and into the chest

    • C. 

      Jabbed upwards into the man's stomach

    • D. 

      Rammed into the center of the man's back

  • 9. 
    Which one of the following is true about the location of the apartment where the murder was committed?
    • A. 

      Very close to the elevated railway system

    • B. 

      Next to the city center bus depot

    • C. 

      Very close to a big airport

    • D. 

      Very close to the Brooklyn Bridge

  • 10. 
  • 11. 
  • 12. 
    • A. 

      He states that people always say what they mean when they are angry.

    • B. 

      He states that nobody says such words without meaning them.

    • C. 

      He states that the defendant shouted the words angrily.

    • D. 

      He states that he meant it because he then proceeded to kill.

  • 13. 
    On what simple fact does the entire case ultimately hang?
    • A. 

      The fact that the witness sees the murder through a passing train.

    • B. 

      The fact that the defendant is shorter than the victim.

    • C. 

      The fact that the alleged eyewitness has impaired vision, and may not have clearly seen what she thought she saw.

    • D. 

      The fact that the murder weapon is not as unusual as the testimony suggested.

  • 14. 
    What is the age of the old man who lives downstairs in the apartment below?
    • A. 

      75

    • B. 

      85

    • C. 

      83

    • D. 

      90

  • 15. 
    As Act 2 progresses, how does number 3's attitude contrast with the attitude of number 4?
    • A. 

      No. 3 has a closed mind, while No. 4 is willing to listen and consider new possibilities.

    • B. 

      No. 3 is a bully, while No. 4 acts as if he has superior knowledge.

    • C. 

      No. 3 is irrational, while No. 4 reasons out his contributions carefully.

  • 16. 
    How does juror number 8 get the others to realize that the defendant might not have killed his father although he said "I'm gonna kill you!"?
    • A. 

      He says the defendant might just have been angry.

    • B. 

      He says that many people say things they don't really mean.

    • C. 

      He says the defendant might have been provoked by his father.

    • D. 

      He asks them to consider how many times they have said similar words with no intention to kill.

  • 17. 
    • A. 

      They are significant stages in the shift of power.

    • B. 

      They are significant points in the evolution of the plot.

    • C. 

      They symbolize the impact of jurors' arguments against one another.

    • D. 

      They determine the level of hostility evident in the play.

  • 18. 
    What was juror number 3 doing that made juror number 8 angry, causing him to exclaim, "This isn't a game!"
    • A. 

      Playing hangman

    • B. 

      Doing a crossword puzzle doing a crossword puzzle

    • C. 

      Playing tic-tac-toe with juror 12

    • D. 

      Reading a newspaper

  • 19. 
    • A. 

      Asked the foreman to read the transcript of the testimony

    • B. 

      Acted out the series of events while timing them with a watch

    • C. 

      Asked each juror to recall what they heard the old man say

  • 20. 
    • A. 

      It was probably made by someone who was an expert knife-fighter

    • B. 

      It was self-inflicted

    • C. 

      It had to have been made by someone taller than the victim

    • D. 

      It was likely made by someone holding the switchblade in an awkward manner

  • 21. 
    True or False: The "not guilty" verdict means that all the jurors were convinced that the defendant did not commit the crime.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False