DISCUSSION: The third paragraph says unanimity helps promote fair trials. It also guarantees that every juror has their opinion heard, because everyone had to agree.
- CORRECT. The unanimity requirement is a strong measure. The author thinks we need to ensure fairness, even if juries sometimes are hung.
- Maybe? The entire passage is about juries, the author never says what judges should do.
- Lines 40-41 say that we sometimes convict the innocent, even with the unanimity requirement. It’s possible for 12 people to be wrong, and it’s unlikely unanimity will completely get rid of false convictions.
- The author never says who should be on a jury. They seem to think anyone can serve. The system forces people to act responsibly, because everyone must agree.
- Why would the author believe this? They spend the whole passage praising the jury system. This is the flip side of answer choice C. We don’t know whether the author thinks false convictions will or will not be eliminated. The author never mentions that possibility.
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