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The girls are heathens The girls are enjoying themselves The girls are engaging in witchcraft The girls have come under Tituba’s spell. C. The girls are engaging in witchcraft. When Reverend Parris sees his daughter and other girls dancing, what does he conclude?.
The girls are enjoying themselves
The girls are engaging in witchcraft
The girls have come under Tituba’s spell
C. The girls are engaging in witchcraft.When Reverend Parris sees his daughter and other girls dancing, what does he conclude?
It will upset the peaceful village.
It confirms his suspicions about his daughter.
It could cost him his ministry and his daughter her life.
D. It could cost him his ministry and his daughter, her life.Why does Reverend Parris fear the villagers’ response to the rumor that his daughter has come under a spell?
Hale attended Harvard.
Hale is an authority on witches.
He hopes Hale will talk sense into Betty.
C. Hale is an authority on witches.Why does Reverend Parris send for Reverend John Hale of Beverly?
The friendship between Parris and Proctor
The overall atmosphere of greed and frustration
Giles Corey’s dominant position in their society
C. The overall atmosphere of greed and frustrationWhat does the dialogue between Parris, Proctor, Putnam, and Corey in which they disagree about matters of money and real estate, emphasize?
Goody Proctor was a demanding employer.
Abigail left the Proctors on amicable terms.
Goody Proctor suspected the relationship between her husband and Abigail.
D. Goody Proctor suspected the relationship between her husband and AbigailWhat conclusion can you draw about Abigail’s discharge from the Proctors?
Against views of learned men
Against being led by superstition
To keep their distance from Betty
C. Against being led by superstitionWhat did Reverend Hale first caution people about?
Because she wants to tell the truth
Because she wants to help Betty get well
Because she wants Reverend Hale to like her
A. To remove suspicion from herselfWhy might Abigail accuse Tituba of conjuring the Devil?
He wants to frighten the girls into confessing.
He is also caught up in the frenzy of accusations.
He believes Tituba has come under the devil’s spell.
C. He is also caught up in the frenzy of accusations.At the close of Act 1, why does Reverend Hale shout for the marshal to bring irons?
To buy George Jacob’s heifer
To find out about the trial proceedings
To bring Mary Warren back from court
A. To charge Abigail as a fraudAt the beginning of Act 2, why does Elizabeth Proctor want her husband to go to Salem?
He is afraid of leaving his sick wife.
He is busy sowing the fields and working the farms.
He fears that Abigail will reveal their adulterous affair.
D. He fears that Abigail will reveal their adulterous affair.What is the real reason John Proctor avoids going to Salem?
She possesses a poppet with a needle in its belly
She says that “Abigail must be ripped out of the world”.
Abigail discovers a needle in her own belly.
A. She mumbles the Ten CommandmentsWhich of the following is NOT used as evidence against Elizabeth Proctor?
Hysteria has gripped much of the village
A desire for Elizabeth to hang so that she can marry John Proctor
A desire for revenge for being dismissed from the Proctor household
C. A desire for Elizabeth to hang so that she can marry John Proctor.According to Elizabeth Proctor, what is the motivation behind Abigail’s accusation against her?
If Rebecca Nurse is a witch, then they are all witches.
If someone who is truly moral and good can be ruined by these proceedings then they all will be ruined.
If Rebecca Nurse is found guilty, Salem and the surrounding villages will burn to the ground.
C. If someone who is truly moral and good can be ruined by these proceedings then they all will be ruined.What does Reverend Hale mean when he says, “…if Rebecca Nurse be tainted, then nothing’s left to stop the whole green world from burning.”
She saw Abigail stick the needle in her own stomach.
She knows the proceedings are a sham and willingly returns to Salem.
She knows about the relationship between Abigail and John Proctor.
D. She knows about the relationship between Abigail and John Proctor.In addition to telling that she stuck the needle in the poppet, what else does Mary Warren confess to John Proctor?
Equal justice for all
All powerful authority
D. All powerful authorityWhat does Deputy Governor Danforth represent or symbolize in the court?
He has a grander goal of overthrowing the court.
He no longer loves his wife and wants to see her hang.
He realizes that he must also stand up for his friends and their accused wives.
D. He realizes that he must also stand up for his friends and their accused wives.Why does Proctor reject the compromise that would grant his wife freedom for one year?
That person is thrown out of the court.
That person is then suspected of being a witch.
Evidence is recorded and considered by the court.
C. That person is then suspected of being a witch.What happens when someone offers evidence that questions the court’s authority?
It outlines the groundwork for Proctor’s innocence.
It enables Danforth to refuse legal representation for Proctor.
It confirms that the law is reasonable, even in cases of invisible crime.
C. It enables Danforth to refuse legal representation for Proctor.What impact does Danforth’s argument that witchcraft is an invisible crime have on Proctor’s case?
Escape from Salem
Steal from Reverend Parris
A. MurderIn court, what does Danforth call what Proctor has accused Abigail Williams of?
It introduces the play’s main conflict.
It introduces the sequence of events yet to come.
It creates the point of greatest emotional intensity.
D. It creates the point of greatest emotional intensity.Why might Mary Warren’s accusation against Proctor be interpreted as the climax of the play?
A dislike for his neighbors
The acquisition of his neighbors’ land
The fear of other people’s differences
C. The acquisition of his neighbors’ lands.What does Giles Corey believe is the motivation behind Putnam’s accusations?
She gathers her courage and tells the truth.
She greatly fears Abigail’s power and vengeance.
She doesn’t believe Proctor’s accusation against Abigail.
C. She greatly fears Abigail’s power and vengeance.Why does Mary Warren turn against Proctor and accuse him of being the devil’s man?
Salem is no longer a farming community.
The trials have turned people toward witchcraft.
The witches in prison are casting spells on the village.
A. The community is in a state of chaos.What conclusion about the current life in Salem can be drawn from the fact that orphans beg for food and cows roam the streets?
She is guilty of doing the devil’s work.
She was right to suspect her husband’s loyalty.
Her cold heart was partly to blame for her husband’s infidelity.
D. Her cold heart was partly to blame for her husband’s infidelity.Through her test of character, what has Elizabeth learned about herself?
John refuses to hear what she has to say.
Even in the face of death, she cannot forgive him.
She does not want to take away her husband’s chance for salvation.
D. She does not want to take away her husband’s chance for salvation.Why will Elizabeth, in the final scene, not plead with her husband to confess?
She has lied about accepting God.
She has stolen his money and run away.
She wished to make another statement before the court.
C. She has stolen his money and run away.What does Parris reluctantly tell Danforth about Abigail?
The law must be respected.
It would bring Danforth’s character and power into question.
Danforth is concerned about the reputations of those already hanged.
C. It would bring Danforth’s character and power into question.Why does Danforth disagree with Hale’s request for a postponement or pardon for the remaining executions?
Dancing in the forest
Reading Catholic tracts
Conducting a black mass in the church
B. Dancing in the forestBefore the play begins what did Parris catch his daughter and the girls doing?
They are too long.
They are heretical.
They are too short.
A. They focus too much on fire, brimstone and damnation.What is John Proctor’s chief complaint against Parris’s sermons?
A. TitubaWho is the first person that Abigail claims practiced witchcraft?
A little doll
D. A little dollWhat does Mary Warren give to Elizabeth Proctor when she returns home from the trials?
Thou shalt not commit adultery.
Honor thy father and mother.
Thou shalt not covet.
B. Thou shalt not commit adultery.Which commandment does John Proctor forget when Reverend Hale quizzes him?
D. Elizabeth ProctorWho do Ezekiel Cheever and Herrick, the marshal, come to the Proctor home to arrest?
That Abigail is a witch
That Hale is a warlock
That he and Abigail slept together
A. That the girls are only pretending to be possessed.To what does John Proctor convince Mary Warren to testify?
Because Puritans do not allow capital punishment
Because she is pregnant
Because John Proctor is well respected
C. Because she is pregnantWhy will Elizabeth not be hanged if she is found guilty?
You are required by law to seek legal representation.
You are legally accused of a legally punishable act.
C. You are legally accused of a legally punishable act.What happens if an indictment is given against you?
They attack her.
They claim that Mary is bewitching them.
They claim that John Proctor has bewitched Mary.
C. They claim that Mary is bewitching them.When Mary Warren testifies against them, what do Abigail and the other girls do?
He accuses her of witchcraft.
He tries to kill her.
He tells the court that Abigail is a man dressed as a woman.
A. He tells the court about his affair with her.What does John Proctor do in his desperate attempt to foil Abigail?
B. Elizabeth ProctorWho is brought in to corroborate John Proctor’s claim about Abigail?
Tells the truth
Tells a lie
C. Tells a lieWhat does Elizabeth do when she is called upon to testify?
Blame someone else
Confess, even though he is innocent
Refuse to confess
C. Confess, even though he is innocentWhen John Proctor is facing death, what does Hale urge him to do?
Because Hale asks him to
Because new evidence has come to light
Because Abigail confesses
A. Because the officials will use it to ruin his name and convict others.Why does Proctor retract his confession?
She is his servant.
She is his niece.
She is his illegitimate daughter.
C. She is his niece and her parents were killed by Indians.Why does Abigail Williams live with Reverend Parris?
B. Giles CoreyWhich of the characters is NOT condemned for witchery?
He is convinced that Proctor is innocent.
He wishes to tear down the court.
He wants revenge against Abigail.
A. He fears for his life if a respected man is hanged.Why does Reverend Parris wish to spare Proctor?
It shows that Mary is prideful who thinks herself more superior than the Proctors.
It foreshadows Giles Corey’s death by stoning.
It is a threat that Parris uses against Proctor for opposing him.
A. It is ironic because Hale is using unclear marks to define the devil’s presence.What is significant when Hale says, “The devil is precise; the marks of his presence are definite as stone.”
Mercy Lewis danced naked.
Abigail Williams drank a charm to kill Goody Proctor.
Susanna Walcott murdered a frog and a rabbit for Tituba’s spell.
D. Susana Walcott murdered a frog and a rabbit for Tituba’s spell.Which of the following did NOT occur during the dancing?
Danforth believes that Giles will admit to witchery if placed under greater torture.
Elizabeth gives this example of a friend who sacrificed himself for a greater good.
Giles dies by refusing to answer questions so he is not excommunicated and dies a Christian.
B. Danforth believes that Giles will admit to witchery if placed under greater torture.What is NOT significant about the line, “More weight.”
Deputy Governor Danforth
C. Deputy Governor DanforthWhich of the following characters does NOT support John Proctor’s decision to falsely admit to witchcraft?
Parris reaches out for land at the expense of his neighbors.
Parris focuses on hell and damnation in his services.
Parris wastes the church’s money on extravagant items.
B. Parris reaches out for land at the expense of his neighbors.Which of the following is NOT a complaint that Proctor has against Reverend Parris?
Deputy Governor Danforth
B. Elizabeth ProctorTo whom does Proctor refer when he says, “Your justice would freeze beer?”
Rebecca has never lost a child or grandchild, while the Putnams have lost all but one.
The Nurses and their allies broke away from Salem to form a new community.
The Nurses own land that the Putnams want.
C. The Nurses and their allies broke away from Salem to form a new community.What grudge do the Putnams NOT have against the Nurses?
It foreshadows that charges against respectable citizens.
It foreshadows Putnam’s charge against George Jacobs.
It is ironic, for the speaker is a lost soul charging others with villainy.
D. It is ironic, for the speaker is a lost soul charging others with villainy.What is the significance of the line, “What victory would the devil have to win a soul already bad?”
He is forgetful and barely knows his prayers.
Rebecca Nurse sent her spirit out against him.
His wife’s reading distracts him from saying his prayers.
D. His wife’s reading distracts him from saying his prayers.What is the likely reason that Old Giles cannot say his prayers?
Shows that Hale is fixed on minor details.
Shows that any person may be suspected of witchcraft for any small fault
Shows the hypocrisy of Parris, who himself has major flaws.
C. Shows that any person may be suspected of witchcraft for any small fault.What is the significance of the line, “Theology, sir, is a fortress; no crack in a fortress may be accounted small.”
The Nuremberg Trials
The McCarthy Hearings
The Starr Report
C. The McCarthy Hearings“The Crucible” is an allegorical tale that relates to which contemporary event for Arthur Miller?
Mary Warren’s poppet
John’s affair with Abigail Williams
The Proctors’ absence from church
C. John’s affair with Abigail WilliamsWhich of the following is NOT evidence used by Hale against the Proctors?
Ann Putnam: Rebecca Nurse
Abigail Williams: Elizabeth Proctor
Betty Parris: George Jacobs
A. Tituba: Sarah GoodWhich of the following is NOT matched to the person whom he/she accuses of witchcraft?
Abigail Williams: Lust
Thomas Putnam: Greed
Samuel Parris: Paranoia
A. John Hathorne: SupersitionWhich of the following is NOT matched to their motive for promoting the witchcraft trials?
It shows that he knows there are no witches in Salem.
It shows that his interest is in preserving the court and not in actual justice.
It shows that he has turned against Putnam and Parris.
C. It shows that his interest is in preserving the court and not in actual justice.What is significant about Danforth’s support for Proctor’s confession?
B. Elizabeth ProctorWhich character proclaims that Abigail Williams should be “ripped out of the world”.
“The shining sun is up, and them that fear not light will surely praise it.”
“If Rebecca Nurse be tainted, then nothing’s left to stop the whole green world from burning.”
“Remember, until an hour before the devil fell, God thought him beautiful in Heaven.”
A. “I cannot think the devil may own a woman’s soul when she keeps an upright way.”Which line best represents Elizabeth Proctor’s view in the trials?
It is ironic for Corey condemns Putnam by giving evidence that is hearsay, while equally invalid evidence is used to condemn people for witchcraft.
It illustrates the theme of the novel of passing blame from one character to another.
It is ironic for Corey charges Putnam with a crime for which Corey is guilty.
B. It is ironic for Corey condemns Putnam by giving evidence that is heresay, while equally invalid evidence is used to condemn people for witchcraft.What is significant about Giles Corey’s charge against Thomas Putnam?
It is ironic, for Danforth believes that we can read God’s will, or else he would not condemn people for witchcraft.
It demonstrates the change in Hale, for at the beginning of the play, he believed that he could find any supernatural activities.
When Elizabeth argues this, it shows that she does not want John to confess.
C. It demonstrates the change in Hale, for at the beginning of the play, he believed that he could find any supernatural activities.What is significant about the line, “before the laws of God we are as swine. We cannot read his will.”
D. Reverend Parris“I think, sometimes, the man dreams cathedrals, not clapboard meeting houses.” To which character does this refer?
She was afflicted with the same illness as Betty Parris that caused delusions and loss of consciousness.
She could faint because she was caught up in the excitement and commotion in court.
She can faint at will, and used this to make herself believable.
A. She was afflicted by the witches who sent out their spirits to harm herWhat is the explanation for Mary Warren’s ability to faint in court?
B. KnowledgeableWhat is a word that means the OPPOSITE of “naïve”?
You act disturbed.
You remain calm.
C. You remain calm.How do you respond to a crisis in an “unperturbed” manner?
A. HousekeeperSomeone in a “subservient” capacity might be what?
Made a promise
Supported each other’s efforts
A. QuarreledIf you and a friend had a “contention” then you have done what?
Help a friend
A. Tell a lieWhat would someone with an “immaculate” character never do?
You are cunning.
You are inept.
B. You are cunning, sly, and sneaky.If someone has described you as having “guile” what are they really saying about you?
You are thinking about something seriously.
You are asking forgiveness for an immoral action.
B. You are thinking about something seriously.What are you doing if you are engaged in “contemplation”?