Before the action of the play begins, Betty Parris and her friends...
have been caught dancing in the woods
What does Abigail believe about her dismissal from the Proctor's service?
Elizabeth Proctor fired her, not John
What does John Proctor predict will happen to Abigail before she's twenty?
She will be put in the stocks
According to Miller, the reason the Massachusetts Colony survived was that the Puritans were...
a tightly controlloed, communal society
Arthur Miller gives us valuable information about Abigail's character when he says in a stage direction that she....
has a great capacity for lying
Betty is likely to be in a trancelike state because...
she fears punishment for being caught dancing in the woods
When Abigail threatens Betty, Abigail is motivated by her....
fear of the villagers knowing everything they did in the woods
Abigail accusses Goody Good and Goody Osburn of whichcraft because...
she can persuade Mrs. Putnam and not be punished
Giles Corey says that his wife has been reading strange books because...
he wants to ask about something he thinks is important
When he comes in from planting, what suggestion does John Proctor make to his wife concerning the house?
he suggests that she bring in some flowers
The people who have been accused of being witches by the court may save themselves from hanging by....
confessing to being witches
What reason does John Proctor give Reverend Hale for his absence from church?
He does not think that Reverand Parris is godly
Which commandment does John forget when Hale asks him to recite the 10 commandments?
Thou shalt not adulter
What is Hale's advice to the Proctors as he prepares to leave?
Go to church and baptize the young child
What is unusual about the doll that Mary Warren makes for Elizabeth?
It has a needle stuck in its stomach
As Elizabeth is led away to jail, what does John demand of Marry Warren?
that she inform the court that Abigail is lying
Marshal Herrick is shamefaced when he appears at the proctor's house because he
comes to take away Elizabeth
Marry Warren's motivation for joining the girls in their accusations of witchcraft is
that she is a lonely girl who craves friends and attention
Elizabeth says that Abigail accuses her of being a witch because Abigail....
wants to get rid of Elizabeth so she can have John
When John Proctor appears at the general court with evidence that the accusations are frauds...
Ezekiel Cheever says that John Plows on Sundays
What deal does Danforth try to make with Proctor?
if he will drop charges, Danforth will not try Elizabeth for a year
In Act 3, the person who begins to have doubts about the rightness of the witch trials is....
Reverand John Hale
Who is the richest man in the village who can afford to buy the land forfeited by George Jacobs if Jacobs hangs as a witch?
What secret does Proctor reveal to prove that the girls are lying?
He says that Abigail seeks vengance
Danforth does not want to find out that the girls' accusations are false because he...
will be blamed for the deaths of innocent people
Elizabeth's motivation for lying about John's affair is that....
she is embarrassed and does not want anyone to know
At opening of act 4, Ezekiel Cheever reveals that
there is much confusion and disagreement in the town
What news does Reverend Parris give the court in act 4
Mercy lewis and Abigail have stolen Parris's money and disappeared
Which two men urge Danforth to postpone witch trials because a rebellion seems possible?
Hale and Parris
John tells Elizabeth that he has not confessed to being a witch because...
he does not want to confess to a lie to contemptible ppl
Elizabeth tells John that she kept a cold house, meaning....
that she was not a loving or proper wife
Danforth does not want to postpone the hangings because...
people will think Danforth doubts the validity of the trials
When John goes to the gallows and Elizabeth says that her husband has his "goodness now" she means that...
by tearing up the confession, he feels he has regained his honor
Why does Elizabeth refuse to influence John's decisions whether to confess?
She feels he must face his own conscience and make his own decision