After subjecting prospective jurors to a grueling 234-item questionnaire, attorneys in the pornography trial of three Movie Buffs employees could be lucky to find a single juror.

However, by the time the trial begins Wednesday, prosecutors and defense attorneys must seat eight jurors and a couple of alternate jurors. But they probably could find reasons to dismiss most of the 125 Utah County residents who filled out the questionnaires Thursday.The questions were hammered out by Utah County deputy attorneys and defense attorneys, and approved by 4th District Judge Lynn W. Davis. The queries are expected to help the attorneys choose a jury that will decide whether the cable-version X-rated movies rented at Movie Buffs video stores in American Fork and Lehi are obscene.

"Some of the questions may seem to invade your private affairs and personal beliefs, but your responses are essential to the jury selection process," the questionnaire advised potential jurors.

Most of them spent Thursday morning contemplating questions such as, "Do you ever access adult content sites on the Internet?" and "Have you ever viewed a sexually explicit video?"

But the area that could prove to be a hangup for some potential jurors involves graphic descriptions of the sexual acts depicted in 15 hours of allegedly pornographic movies that jurors will have to watch during the trial.

The questionnaire advised jurors that they would have to view nude actors engaging in a variety of sex acts. It then asked, "Would you be bothered or embarrassed by having to view such pictures during the course of this trial?" and "Would you have difficulty devoting your attention to such depictions and watching them or would you be inclined to turn away or not watch?"

According to a Deseret News poll last winter, it's likely that many of the jurors will be uncomfortable watching the videos. Fifty-seven percent of Utah County residents said they would not be willing to serve on the jury because of the nature of the videos, according to the poll conducted by Dan Jones & Associates in December.

But being uncomfortable or not wanting to serve on the jury doesn't necessarily guarantee prospective jurors a release. Both Deputy Utah County Attorney James R. Taylor and defense attorney Jerome Mooney told Davis last week that they wouldn't automatically ask for dismissal of jurors who expressed discomfort at the idea of watching the videos.

The most crucial answers for attorneys likely will be those prompted by questions that test the potential jurors' ability to be fair and apply the law.

The questionnaire advised potential jurors, "In this case, the defendants are charged with distributing or renting video movies that are alleged to be pornographic. You will be called upon to determine if the movies are or are not pornographic based on the legal definition of pornography after that is explained to you by the judge."

It then asked, "Can you follow the judge's explanation of what constitutes pornography and fairly make that determination?"

Although attorneys were prohibited from asking potential jurors their religious affiliation, the questionnaire did state that some jurors might ". . . find that what the law permits in regard to explicit sexual materials conflicts with your religious faith or personal beliefs."

Potential jurors also were asked if they believed their church or its leaders " . . . takes a position either for or against pornography or the sale or exhibition of sexually explicit materials to adults."

Prospective jurors also were quizzed about their knowledge of the case as received through news media, and whether or not they have ever read anti-pornography materials published by groups such as the Utah Eagle Forum.

Attorneys will pore over the completed questionnaires this weekend before asking prospective jurors to return next week for further questioning and selection. Davis will hear arguments on several motions Tuesday, and the trial is expected to begin Wednesday.

Once the trial starts, Davis has already said he will post signs outside the courtroom warning the public that explicit videos will be shown.

Movie Buffs owner Susan Janae Kingston, general manager Larry Warren Peterman and district manager Marjorie Ann Cramer are each charged with 15 counts of distributing pornographic material, a third-degree felony, and one count of racketeering, a second-degree felony.