The Crucible Act 2 Study Guide

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What does Mary Warren give Elizabeth?

A small rag doll, or a "poppet", that Mary had sewn that day in court.

What is Elizabeth's reaction to the gift?

She is surprised. A doll is an odd gift for a grown woman.

How many people have been arrested?

39 people were arrested.

What will happen to those who do not confess?

They will be hung.

Who has confessed?

Only Sarah Good confesses.

What does this mean for the others?

Now Sarah Good confessed, the charges against the others are more believable.

What would spare Sarah Good from hanging?

Considering she was pregnant, they spare her for her baby.

What shocking news does Mary offer regarding Elizabeth?

Mary says Elizabeth is accused of witchcraft.

What causes does Elizabeth immediately suspect?

She suspects that the accusation was Abigail's way of getting rid of her and marrying John.

Ameliorate:

to make better or more tolerable

Crone:

a withered old woman

"cry me out":

accuse me as a witch

Daft:

made; insane

Flailing:

searching in frustration

"from this out":

from now on

"I'd as life":

I'd rather

Indignant:

showing anger aroused by something unjust, unworthy, or mean

Pallor:

paleness

Poppet:

small doll

Quail:

to recoil in dread of terror

Sarcastical:

in a scornful, mocking or derisive manner

Tainted:

contaminated; corrupted

Wily:

crafty; cunning

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