Twelve Angry Men

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Twelve Angry Men

This is a basic comprehension quiz on the play/screenplay Twelve Angry Men.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The reason he gave for his absence is not
    • A. 

      Rapport

    • B. 

      Hung jury

    • C. 

      Plausible

    • D. 

      Ad lib

    • E. 

      Testimony

  • 2. 
    The director didn’t give the actors a script; instead he told them to
    • A. 

      Rapport

    • B. 

      Hung jury

    • C. 

      Plausible

    • D. 

      Ad lib

    • E. 

      Testimony

  • 3. 
    No one really believed the witness’s
    • A. 

      Rapport

    • B. 

      Hung jury

    • C. 

      Plausible

    • D. 

      Ad lib

    • E. 

      Testimony

  • 4. 
    Once we’d resolved our disagreement, we were in perfect
    • A. 

      Rapport

    • B. 

      Hung jury

    • C. 

      Plausible

    • D. 

      Ad lib

    • E. 

      Testimony

  • 5. 
    The foreman announced to the judge that no decision was possible since they had a(n)  
    • A. 

      Rapport

    • B. 

      Hung jury

    • C. 

      Plausible

    • D. 

      Ad lib

    • E. 

      Testimony

  • 6. 
    Twelve Angry Men was written by
    • A. 

      Arthur Miller.

    • B. 

      Reginald Rose.

    • C. 

      William Shakespeare.

    • D. 

      William Golding

  • 7. 
    This play originally started life as
    • A. 

      A screenplay.

    • B. 

      A short story.

    • C. 

      A chapter in To Kill a Mockingbird.

    • D. 

      A news article.

  • 8. 
    One reason that the playwright doesn’t give more details about the trial is because
    • A. 

      He knew that everyone would have read To Kill a Mockingbird.

    • B. 

      He wanted to focus on the characters in the jury room.

    • C. 

      He wanted people to know the accused’s ethnicity.

    • D. 

      They ran out of money.

  • 9. 
    This play was written around the year
    • A. 

      1931.

    • B. 

      1945.

    • C. 

      1957.

    • D. 

      1964.

  • 10. 
    All of the following are pieces of evidence against the accused EXCEPT
    • A. 

      The switchblade.

    • B. 

      The old man's testimony.

    • C. 

      The neighbor's testimony.

    • D. 

      The movie ticket.

  • 11. 
    Why does #8 vote "not guilty" during the first vote?
  • 12. 
    What does "reasonable doubt" mean?
  • 13. 
    Why is the old man's testimony doubtful?  Why would he have lied?
  • 14. 
    What would happen if a hung jury was declared?
  • 15. 
    How are these play's themes similar to those in To Kill a Mockingbird?