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Review: The Crucible

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At the opening of Act I, what is Reverend Parris upset about?
a. rumors of witchcraft circulating in the community.
b. Abigail's dismissal from the Proctor household
c. his daughter's condition and the possible connection to her inappropriate activities in the woods.
d. Tituba's influence over the children.
c. his daughter's condition and the possible connection to her inappropriate activities in the woods.
From the comments of Parris in Act I, his concern for his daughter seems primarily based on his

a. anxiety about his reputation
b. great love for his only child
c. fear for the fate of her soul
d. terror of the Devil
a. anxiety about his reputation
The Puritans associated the forest with

a. dancing and other amusements
b. God's presence in nature
c. the devil and evil
d. the purity of the natural world
c. the devil and evil
From the Act I scene in which the girls are alone, what can be inferred as the basis of Abigail's influence over the other girls?

a. her beauty and cleverly crafted purity
b. her social position as the minister's niece
c. her charm and magnetic persuasiveness
d. her use of her early experiences to terrorize them.
d. her use of her early experiences to terrorize them.
In Act IV, why does Rev. Parris wish to spare Proctor?

a. He fears for his life if a respected man is hanged.
b. He is convinced Proctor is innocent.
c. He wishes to tear down the court.
d. He wants to have revenge against Abigail.
a. He fears for his life if a respected man is hanged.
"The Devil is precise; the marks of his presence are definite as stone." What is the significance of this line?

a. It is a veiled threat that Rev. Parris uses against Proctor for opposing him.
b. It is ironic, for Reverend Hale is using ambiguous marks to define the devil's presence.
c. It shows that Mary Warren is a prideful girl who thinks herself the superior of the Proctors.
d. It foreshadows Giles Corey's death by stoning.
b. It is ironic, for Reverend Hale is using ambiguous marks to define the devil's presence.
Which of the following did not occur during the dancing?

a) Abigail Williams drank a charm to kill Goody Proctor.
b) Mercy Lewis danced naked.
c) Tituba attempted to conjure Ruth Putnam's dead sisters.
d) Mary Warren murdered a frog and a rabbit for Tituba's spell.
d) Mary Warren murdered a frog and a rabbit for Tituba's spell.
Why do many of the accused admit to witchcraft?

a. They are actually witches.
b. By admitting to witchcraft they guarantee that they will not be executed.
c. By admitting to witchcraft they can accuse others of the same crime.
d. They are forced to admitting to witchcraft under duress and torture.
b. By admitting to witchcraft they guarantee that they will not be executed.

AND/OR

d. They are forced to admitting to witchcraft under duress and torture.
Which of the following is not a complaint that Proctor has against Rev. Parris?

a. Parris wastes the church money on extravagant items.
b. Parris demands to be given the deed to the Parrish house when it is not rightfully his house.
c. Parris reaches out for land at the expense of his neighbors.
d. Parris focuses on hell and damnation in his services.
c. Parris reaches out for land at the expense of his neighbors.
"Your justice would freeze beer." To whom does this line refer?

a. Danforth
b. Parris
c. Elizabeth Proctor
d. Goody Putnam
c. Elizabeth Proctor
What grudge do the Putnams not have against the Nurses?

a. The Nurses opposed the Putnams' choice for minister.
b. The Nurses own a large amount of land that the Putnams covet.
c. Rebecca Nurse has never lost a child nor a grandchild, while Goody Putnam has lost all but one of her children.
d. The Nurses and their allies broke away from Salem to form their own community.
d. The Nurses and their allies broke away from Salem to form their own community.
What does the commandment that Proctor forgets concern?

a. adultery b. blasphemy c. lying d. murder
a. adultery
"What victory would the Devil have to win a soul already bad?" What is the significance of this line?

a. It shows that Reverend Parris suspects everybody of witchcraft.
b. It foreshadows Mr. Putnam's charges against George Jacobs
c. It is ironic, for the speaker is a lost soul charging others with villainy.
d. It foreshadows the eventual charges against respectable citizens such as Rebecca Nurse.
d. It foreshadows the eventual charges against respectable citizens such as Rebecca Nurse.
When Elizabeth says to Proctor, "The magistrate sits in your heart that judges you," she means that Proctor

a. carries knowledge of his own guilt.
b. is too quick to judge himself
c. should speak more openly about his thoughts
d. knows that she forgives him.
a. carries knowledge of his own guilt.
The Crucible is an allegorical tale that relates most strongly to which contemporary event for Arthur Miller?

a. The Holocaust
b. The Starr Report
c. The Nuremberg Trials
d. The McCarthy Hearings
d. The McCarthy Hearings
Which of the following is not evidence used by Hale against the Proctors?

a. Mary Warren's poppet
b. John's affair with Abigail Williams
c. The failure to baptize their children
d. The Proctor's absence from church
b. John's affair with Abigail Williams
Which character in the play is compared to Pontius Pilate?

a. Rev. Parris
b. Rev. Hale
c. Giles Corey
d. Thomas Putnam
b. Rev. Hale
Which line best represents Elizabeth Proctor's view in the trials?

a. "I cannot think the Devil may own a woman's soul when she keeps an upright way."
b. "If Rebecca Nurse be tainted, then nothing's left to stop the whole green world from burning."
c. "Remember, until an hour before the Devil fell, God thought him beautiful in Heaven."
d. "The shining sun is up, and them that fear not light will surely praise it."
"I cannot think the Devil may own a woman's soul when she keeps an upright way."
What is significant about Giles Corey's charge against Thomas Putnam?

a) It is untrue
b) It illustrates the theme of the obscure division between public and private.
c) It is ironic, for Giles Corey is condemned for giving evidence that is hearsay, while equally invalid evidence is used to condemn other people for witchcraft.
d) It is ironic, for Giles Corey charges Thomas Putnam with a crime for which Corey is guilty.
c) It is ironic, for Giles Corey is condemned for giving evidence that is hearsay, while equally invalid evidence is used to condemn other people for witchcraft.
"I think, sometimes, the man dreams cathedrals, not clapboard meeting houses." To which character does this refer?

a. Rev. Hale
b. Putnam
c. Rev. Parris
d. Proctor
c. Rev. Parris
What is not significant about the poppet?

a) It shows that Abigail Williams is capable of premeditated murder.
b) It demonstrates that Elizabeth Proctor is a woman who clings to simple, childish pleasures.
c) It demonstrates how a small, insignificant item can lead to a capital charge.
d) It shows how easily Mary Warren can be manipulated.
b) It demonstrates that Elizabeth Proctor is a woman who clings to simple, childish pleasures.
Which represents a change in John Hale's views?

a. "What victory would the Devil have to win a soul already bad?"
b. "Here is all the invisible world, caught, defined and calculated."
c. "While I speak God's law, I will not crack its voice with whimpering."
d. "I dare not take a life without there be proof so immaculate no slightest qualm of conscience may doubt it."
d. "I dare not take a life without there be proof so immaculate no slightest qualm of conscience may doubt it."
"I cannot pardon these when twelve are already hanged for the same crime. It is not just." What is significant about this line?

a. Danforth is beginning to show some weakness.
b. Danforth relies on an idea of justice, but in fact promotes injustice.
c. It shows that Hale is in denial about the injustice he has committed.
d. It is ironic that the vindictive Parris would rely on ideas of justice
b. Danforth relies on an idea of justice, but in fact promotes injustice.
"Since 1692 a great but superficial change has wiped out God's beard and the Devil's horns, but the world is still gripped between two diametrically opposed absolutes." What is the significance of this comment by Miller?

a. This comment relates to the Cold War opposition between communism and democracy.
b. This comment shows that society still adheres to Puritan principles but without religious justification.
c. This comment shows that concrete progress in society is not possible because of conservative forces.
d. This comment shows that religious ideas are inherently part of human nature.
a. This comment relates to the Cold War opposition between communism and democracy.
All of the following are perversions of the court except

a) arrest for the examination of a witness
b) innocent until proven guilty
c) failure to name names results in contempt of court
d) use of nonconcrete evidence: hearsay and the girls' fits
b) innocent until proven guilty
When Mary says that the crowd parted for Abigail like the sea for Israel, she makes

a) a comparison to politics.
b) an allusion to the Bible
c) trouble for Abigail
d) a bigoted joke
b) an allusion to the Bible
When Rebecca Nurse is charged, Hale is troubled. What does he intend to point out by this allusion to the story that the Devil was once an angel?
"...an hour before the Devil fell, God thought him
beautiful in Heaven."

a) that people sometimes change as they get older
b) that even beauty is no indicator of goodness
c) the impossibility of determining God's will
d) the powerful skills of deception the Devil has.
d) the powerful skills of deception the Devil has
What does Proctor mean when he tells Danforth, "********s our kind especially, and we will burn, we will burn together"?

a. We who commit wrongs knowingly are the most guilty of all.
b. The whole community will suffer damnation for the injustices being committed.
c. Danforth will suffer damnation if he condemns Proctor to death.
d. Although women are accused of witchcraft, men are greater sinners.
a. We who commit wrongs knowingly are the most guilty of all.
What is ironic about calling the confessions of witchcraft "coming to God"?

a. The confessions are made publicly, not in prayer.
b. The confessions are lies and therefore sins against God.
c. The confessions confirm that sins against God have been committed.
d. Confession saves the confessor from death, thereby postponing the confessor's "coming to God."
b. The confessions are lies and therefore sins against God.
Niece of Reverend Parris

a. Mercy Lewis
b. Mary Warren
c. Abigail Williams
d. Ann Williams
c. Abigail Williams
Would do anything for land

a. Reverend Parris
b. John Proctor
c. Giles Corey
d. Thomas Putnam
d. Thomas Putnam
Respected woman, mother of eleven children
a. Elizabeth Proctor
b. Rebecca Nurse
c. Goody Osborne
d. Ann Putnam
b. Rebecca Nurse
Minister from Beverly
a. Reverend Hale
b. Judge Danforth
c. Judge Hathorne
d. Reverend Mather
a. Reverend Hale
Deputy governor and judge at witch trials
a. Reverend Hale
b. Judge Danforth
c. Judge Hathorne
d. Reverend Mather
b. Judge Danforth
Which of these characters is not condemned for witchery?
a. Giles Corey
b. John Proctor
c. Rebecca Nurse
d. Bridget Bishop
a. Giles Corey
Which of the following is not matched to their motive for promoting the witchcraft trials?
a. Abigail Williams : lust
b. Thomas Putnam : greed
c. Samual Parris : paranoia
d. John Hathorne : superstition
d. John Hathorne : superstition
What do Arthur Miller and Joe DiMagio have in common?
They were both married to Marilyn Monroe.
Which one of Arthur Miller's plays won a Pulitzer Prize and a Tony Award?
Death of a Salesman
For whom did Arthur Miller write the screenplay, The Misfits?
Marilyn Monroe
What are some of the themes in The Crucible?
Journey of self-discovery- Who am I?
Vengeance and fear can tear a community apart.
One must assert himself when defending his beliefs.
The commitment of the individual to society.
Where does responsibility lie when authority becomes corrupt?
The seduction of power.
Betrayal of self & others (root of all of Miller's plays)
The debilitating power of guilt.
What are the symbolic relationships of the title-- The Crucible-- to the following characters: John Proctor, Elizabeth Proctor, Rebecca Nurse, Reverend Hale, and Giles Corey?
John Proctor: ordeal of body & mind.
Elizabeth Proctor: an emotional trial & a vessel strong enough to resist the "heat" of life.
Rebecca Nurse: a precious metal formed by the fire.
Reverend Hale: test of his intellectual beliefs vs. his Christian convictions.
Giles Corey: Test of self-sacrifice.