American Literature Final Exam A Break with Charity
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Fictional man who married Mary English, Jr
The girl who craves attention and often runs away to the woods
The boy Susanna falls in love with; changes his mind about witchcraft
Tituba's master; owner of the home where the circle meets
Man working to end the witch hysteria in Salem and neighboring villages; takes in the English girls
Woman who Sam Endicott says is a witch
The main character in the story
16 year old apprentice at the wharf who likes to gossip
Father of Susanna; highly respected ship owner
Husband of Tituba; claims to be afflicted
The leader of the circle of girls; has evil intentions
Ann Putnam, Jr
Old hag in her forties who knows what the circle is about
The one who accused Mary Bradbury of haunting ships
Johnathan's father who believed in witchcraft
Elderly town matriarch who was hanged
"Tall man from Boston" imprisoned in his own home
Black slave who told stories and performed "sorceries"
eleven year old member of the circle
Daughter of the Reverend of Salem village
First person hanged; known for wearing a red bodice
What is Mary Bradbury accused of?
Haunting ships at sea
Who does Susanna meet in the middle of the night to decide if she is a witch?
Why was Giles Corey pressed to death?
refused to stand trial
Explain the reasons the witch hysteria was able to happen in Salem
fears already in place - wolves, Indians; lack of charter; long cold winter with nothing to do; Puritan culture
What happened to Tituba at the end of the novel?
she was sold back into slavery
Who were the first people accused as witches?
Tituba, Sarah Good, and Sarah Osbourne
Withes were not supposed to be able to recite what?
The Lord's Prayer
Why did Susanna English not join the circle?
She was not welcome
When Susanna goes to Ann Putnam's house to bring apple tarts, what does Ann tell her? Two Things.
The girls are playing "afflicted" for sport; don't tell the truth or the circle will accuse the Englishes
Where all the girls in the circle eventually forgiven?
What does the "new circle" refer to?
Joseph Putnam's friends
How would the story have been different in Susanna wasn't gentry?
Probably would have been on the inside of the circle - more in common with the girls - not an outsider
Why might the girls in the circle have allowed this to happen?
allowed it because they enjoyed the attention and celebrity status is brought; free from chores and meeting; entertainment
Why didn't the girls STOP it once it got out of hand?
started to believe their own lies; fear of punishment for what they had already done
Where did the circle of girls begin meeting?
What order from Boston was ignored by judges in Salem in June?
Use caution with spectral evidence
On what ship did William leave Salem?
The William and Susanna
On what ship did William return to Salem?
The Amiable Tiger
What does "break charity" mean?
to break a promise
How did Joseph and Elizabeth treat Susanna?
What did Father English do about his religion after the trials?
Built a Church of England in Salem
What was "oyer and terminer"
the name of the court
who wrote the letter that contributed to the end of the trials?
How many people died as a result of the witch trials?
How many people were hanged?
How many people were pressed to death?
How many people died in prison?
Was Susanna ever reunited with her parents?
Why does Susanna return to Salem meeting house in 1706?
To hear Ann Putnam's apology
Who does Susanna finally tell what she knows?
What does the word "salem" mean?
City of Peace
Where do Susanna and Mary go when their father flees to Boston?
Joseph and Elizabeth Putnam's house
Most of the Salem witch hysteria took place in what year?
When Mother English was arrested, Susanna found out what from Ann Putnam?
The girls now believe their own lies