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Crucible Questions

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The best definition of word "crucible" as it applies in the play?
A severe test or trial
Before the action of the play begins, Betty Parris and her friends...
have been caught dancing in the woods
Tituba is from ___ and devoted to _____?
Barbados/Betty
Reverand Parris's Neice
Abigail Williams
What does Abigail believe about her dismissal from the Proctor's service?
Elizabeth Proctor fired her, not John
What is Ann Putnam's greatest grief?
Seven of her children died in infancy
Why is Reverang John Hale summoned?
He is an expert on witchcraft and can help salem
Setting of the play
Salem Massachusetts, 1692
What did Tituba do in the forest?
Sang songs of Barbados
What does John Proctor predict will happen to Abigail before she's twenty?
She will be put in the stocks
In the Overture, Miller says that Salem was run as a....
theocracy
Which of the following best describes John Proctor?
Intelligent and independent
According to Miller, the reason the Massachusetts Colony survived was that the Puritans were...
a tightly controlloed, communal society
When Betty first falls ill, reverend Parris is most concerned with...
his own reputation
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
Elizabeth is afriad that her husband is....
still interested in Abigail
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
Hale comes to the Proctor's House to....
ask the proctors some questions
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
Ezekial Cheever is
the clerk of the court
As Elizabeth is led away to jail, what does John demand of Marry Warren?
that she inform the court that Abigail is lying
One of the chief conflicts established in Act 2 is between
John Proctor and Ezekial Cheever
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
Deputy Governor Danforth
seems proud and does not like his authority challenged
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?
Thomas Putnam
What does Hathorne ask Marry Warren to do in court that she cannot do?
faint
What does Abigail do as soon as Danforth begins to question her?
She threatens him
What secret does Proctor reveal to prove that the girls are lying?
He says that Abigail seeks vengance
What does John tell the court about his wife?
She will NOT lie
How do the girls in the courtroom terrorize Mary Warren?
They repeat everything that she says
Who is taken to jail at the end of act three?
Giles Corey and John Proctor
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
What does John Hale urge Elizabeth to do?
Persuade her husband to confess to witchcraft
How does Giles Corey die?
Crushed with stones
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 blames herself for....
John's affair with Abigail
Elizabeth tells John that she kept a cold house, meaning....
that she was not a loving or proper wife
What does John want from Elizabeth?
Her approval for his confession to witchcraft
What is one thing that John cannot do?
allow his lie to be made public
In his confession, John admits to...
seeing the devil
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
John wants to be corageuous like _____ and ____ and not confess
Rebecca Nurse and Martha Corey