DISCUSSION: The author talks about not listening to everyone’s opinion in lines 45-54. We’d lose something important, and society would begin to doubt jury verdicts.
Explicit means something the author actually said. You must be able to find the answer in the passage.
- The author said hung juries tend to only occur in close cases. But unanimity is important in many cases. Unanimity can affect a trial even if a jury ends up not being hung; it could force people to change their minds.
- Search all you want, you’ll never find this. We’re looking for something the author said. (People might dismiss a dissenting juror’s opinions while being respectful.)
- CORRECT. Lines 53-54 say this directly. This type of questions tests whether you can find the relevant section of the passage, and then read all of it.
- This is probably true, but the author doesn’t say anything about it.
- The author thinks the opposite: they think unanimity is very useful.
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