Twelve Angry Men (Act I)

by: ChristopherBieg
  1. 1

    At what time of year does the jury in Twelve Angry Men meet to hear testimony and determine a verdict?

  2. 2

    Before the jurors depart for the jury room, who gives them final instructions?

  3. 3

    Who is the defendant and for what is he being tried?

  4. 4

    What sentence must the defendant face if proven guilty?

  5. 5

    What is "the burden of proof"?

  6. 6

    In what process does the defendant ask questions of the prosecution's witnesses?

  7. 7

    What words suggest that the defendant should not have to prove his innocence?

  8. 8

    What is the state of mind of most of the jurors as they enter the jury room?

  9. 9

    In the beginning of the deliberations, how do most of the jurors demonstrate a lack of seriousness about their role as jurors?

  10. 10

    Why do the jurors take a vote before discussing the evidence?

  11. 11

    After eleven jurors vote "guilty" and one juror votes "not guilty", what process do the jurors decide on in order to resolve the matter?

  12. 12

    Why does the dissenting juror insist that they should spend time examining the evidence in detail?

  13. 13

    What important facts are revealed about the circumstances of the defendant's life by the juror who votes "not guilty" in the first round of voting?

  14. 14

    Based on the impact of their testimony on the jury, who are the two most important witnesses?

  15. 15

    According to one of the witnesses, what is the defendant alleged to have shouted out to his father on the night of the murder?

  16. 16

    According to the evidence, what weapon is used to kill the old man?

  17. 17

    At what time is the murder alleged to have occurred?

  18. 18

    Where is the victim wounded?

  19. 19

    What does juror number 10 point out about an eye witness to the murder?

  20. 20

    According to one witness, where in the apartment building does the murder occur?

  21. 21

    Where does the old man who testifies for the prosecution live?

  22. 22

    What term that is used in Act 1 establishes that the defendant is thought to have committed a murder that is intentional and deliberately planned ahead of time?

  23. 23

    Why is the alleged eyewitness awake at the time of the murder?

  24. 24

    What important information casts doubts on the eye witness' story in the first discussion of the evidence?

  25. 25

    How does the prosecution help to establish for the jury that the eyewitness is in a position to see the murder?

  26. 26

    Why does the dissenting juror challenge the fact that other jurors are willing to take the alleged eyewitness' word when they would not accept the defendant's word?

  27. 27

    What is the defendant's alibi?

  28. 28

    How does juror number 4 challenge the defendant's alibi?

  29. 29

    What is the defendant's alibi?

  30. 30

    How does juror number 4 challenge the defendant's alibi?

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