The Crucible

Why has Reverand Parris sent for a doctor as the play begins? Abby won’t wake up
What does Parris question his niece Abigail about? About what she did in the forest.
What did Parris see in the woods the previous night? Saw Tituba over the fire waving her arms and a naked woman dancing.
Why does Abigail say she was dismissed by the Proctors? Because Mrs. Proctor hates her.
What does Betty Parris reveal about what happened in the woods? Abby drank blood.
What threat does Abigail make to the other girls? She’ll smash their heads or stab them.
What happened in the past between John Proctor and Abigail? How do each of them feel about it now? They had a fling. Proctor wants no part, Abigail still wants him.
How does John Proctor feel about Reverend Parris? No respect for him.
What is the dispute between John Proctor and Thomas Putnam? It was about wood and lumber.
What does Giles Corey reveal to Reverend Hale? They read books instead of pray.
When Abigail is questioned by Reverend Hale, who does she blame? What proof does she offer? Tituba.
What ultimatum is Tituba given? Tell us or we’ll whip you.
Who does Tituba accuseof being a witch? Sara Good and Sara Osbourne.
Why does Abigail start accusing people at this point? Wanted the attention.
Why does Betty Parris start accusing people? To slip out of the fake coma.
Why has Marry Warren disobeyed her employers and gone to Salem? Because she says she’s an official of the court.
What did Abigail Williams reveal to John Proctor? Elizabeth reminds him of this. It had naught to do with witchcraft.
What lie did John Proctor tell to Elizabeth which makes her more suspicious of him? That he was alone with Abigail
What news does Mary Warren reveal to John and Elizabeth about the trials? That Abigail had nothing to do with the witchcraft.
What does Mary Warren mean when she says, I saved her life today? Theres 39 at jail. Sara Goode executed.
What does Elizabeth realize when she finds out that she has been accused? Elizabeth was accused, but she stood up for her.
What does Elizabeth ask John to do? Go to court and tell the truth.
Why does Reverend Hale visit the Proctors? To check the holiness of the house.
What does Reverend Hale ask Proctor to do? Recite 10 commandments
Discuss the meaning of Adultery John Its the one he forgot 8 months ago.
What information does John Proctor reveal to Reverend Hale? Abigail had nothing to do w/ witchcraft
What news does Giles Corey reveal to the Proctors and Reverend Hale? That Rebecca has been arrested.
What has Rebecca Nurse been accused of? Killing Anne Putnam’s babies.
Why do Ezekial Cheever and Marshal Herrick arrive at the Proctor home? Arrive to search the house.
Explain why Cheever is both astonished and afraid when he finds the poppet with the needle in it? Earlier Abigail had been stabbed.
What does John ask Mary Warren to do? Tell court the truth, her poppet
Why is Mary so afraid to do as he asks? Because girls will turn on her.
What does John decide to do? Go to court and just tell all.
as act 3 opens what accusation does Giles Corey make? That Thomas Putman is reaching out for land.
What news do we learn about Rebecca Nurse? She was condemned that morning.
What two pieces of evidence are brought out against Proctor in regard to his Christian nature? He doesn’t go to Church but once a month, and he plows on Sunday
What news does Danforth tell John Proctor about Elizabeth? What deal does he try to make with him? That she is pregnant. They won’t trial her until after a year.
What is going to happen to the 91 people who signed the testament stating a good opinion of Elizabeth, Martha Corey, and ARebecca Nurse? They are going to be summoned for questioning and examined
What happens to Giles Corey? He was arrested.
When Mary Warren says that she pretended to faint in court, what is she asked to do? What is the result? She was asked to faint again. She couldn’t faint again.
What does Abigail do when suspicion that she might be pretending falls on her? She pretends she feels a wind and there is a shadow in the room.
What does John Proctor do to discredit her? He tells them of Abigail and his affair.
Who is called to back up John’s testimony? What happens? His wife. She lies and says there was no affair.
What happens when Reverend Hale states that Abigail has always seemed false to him? Abigail lets out a scream, looks to the ceiling and says he sees a yellow bird.
What is Mary Warren’s reaction to Abigail’s performance? he freaks out and tells them to stop it.
what does Hale do when Proctor is arrested? He quits the court.
What does Reverend Parris reveal about his niece Abigail? That she has vanished.
What is the condition of Salem at this point? Falling apart.
How does Andover differ from Salem? They have no court.
What does Reverend Parris want Danforth to do? He wants him to postpone the hanging.
What does Reverend Hale mean when he says, There is Blood on my head. That he is guilty
Why does Danforth refuse to postpone the hangings? Because twelve were already hanged for the same crime.
What do Hale and Danforth request of Elizabeth Proctor That she convinced Proctor to confess.
What happened to giles Corey? He was pressed.
What is John’s excuse for confessing? He’s probably going to hell anyways.
What is Elizabeth’s proof that JOhn is a good man? That he didn’t confess till then.
After John confesses, what does Danforth want him to do? He wants him to sign a paper.
Explain, I am John Proctor! You will not use me! He doesn’t want people to use his signature as an excuse to hang those other people. He wants to be respected.

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