The Crucible Act 1

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Why has Reverend Parris sent for a doctor as the play begins?

Betty is laying inert (not moving)

What advice does the doctor send back?

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What does Parris question his niece (Abigail) about?

What happened in the woods?

What is Parris' main concern

his reputation as Reverend

What did Parris see in the woods the previous night?

girls in the woods dancing naked

What has Elizabeth Proctor said about Abigail?

her name is soiled

Why does Abigail say she was dismissed by the Proctors?

she didn't want to work for Goody Proctor because she

What rumors have circulated the town about Betty Paris? What proof later occurs that "proves" that she is a witch?

fly over barn/ can't stand to here the Lord's name
tries flying out of the window

Why did Mrs. Putnam contact Tituba?

she can talk to the dead

Who does Abigail accuse for conjuring spirits

Tituba

What does Betty Parris reveal about what happened in the woods?

Abby drank blood.

What threat does Abigail make to the other girls?

"Let either of you breathe a word about the other things, and I will bring a pointy reckoning that will shudder you.
(she'll kill them if they open their mouths about any of the other things that happened in the forest)

What happened in the past between John Proctor and Abigail Williams? How do each of them feel about it now?

had an affair
John - trying to make amends and forget about her and the affair
Abby - wants John to feel what she feels, she is still in love with him.

What is the function of Rebecca Nurse in the play?

moral compass

How does John feel about Reverend Parris?

He's only in ministry for the money.

What is the dispute between John Proctor and Thomas Putnam?

Proctor sold Putnam's grandfather's land

Why is Reverend Hale in Salem?

investigate in Betty's sickness

What does Giles Corey reveal to Reverend Hale?

his wife is reading strange books

When Abigail is questioned by Reverend Hale, who does she blame? What proof does she offer?

Tituba
made her laugh at prayer

What ultimatum is Tituba given?

confess to being a witch or get whipped to death

Who does Tituba accuse of being a witch?

Sarah Good

Why does Abigail start accusing people at this point?

get herself out of trouble

Why does Betty Parris start accusing people?

get herself out of trouble

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