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What kind of government does Salem have in the Crucible?


What is Parris's position in Salem?

Dancing in the forest.

What did Parris catch his daughter and other girls doing?

Abigail was having an affair with John Proctor.

Why did Elizabeth Proctor fire Abigail?

Reverend Hale

As the play opens, whom has Parris asked to come to Salem?

They focus too much on fire and brimstone

What is John Proctor's chief complaint against Parris's sermons?

The death of seven of her children in infancy

What does Mrs. Putnam blame on witchcraft?


Who is the first person that Abigail claims practiced witchcraft?

A little doll

What does Mary Warren give to Elizabeth Proctor when she returns home from the trials?

That someone accused Elizabeth of witchcraft

What news does Mary Warren bring from Salem?

Thou shalt not commit adultery

Which commandment does John Proctor forget when Reverend Hale quizzes him?

Elizabeth Proctor

Whom do Ezekiel Cheever and Herrick, the marshal, come to the Proctor home to arrest?

That the girls are only pretending to be possessed

To what does John Proctor convince Mary Warren to testify?


Who is in charge of the court?

Because she is pregnant

Why will Elizabeth not be hanged if she is found guilty?

Contempt of court

On what charge is Giles Corey arrested?

They claim that Mary is bewitching them

When Mary Warren testifies against them, what do Abigail and her troop of girls do?

He tells the court about his affair with her

What does John Proctor do, in a desperate attempt to foil Abigail?

Elizabeth Proctor

Who is brought in to corroborate John Proctor's claims about Abigail?

Tells a lie

What does Elizabeth do when called upon to testify?

It arrests and tries him for witchcraft

What does the court do with John Proctor?

Confess, even though he is innocent

When John Proctor is facing death, what does Hale urge him to do?

Because the officials demand that he sign his name to it

Why does Proctor retract his confession?

She flees Salem, after robbing her uncle

What does Abigail do at the end?

He is hanged

What ultimately happens to John Proctor?

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