The Crucible Unit Test Study Guide

Lost seven babies in infancy Goody Putnam
The minister of Salem’s church Reverend Parris
A minister from Beverly Reverend Hale
A slave from Barbados Tituba
John Proctor’s former mistress Abigail Williams
Currently a servant in the Proctor household Mary Warren
Allegedly urges his daughter to cry witchcraft so that he might buy up the land of the accused Thomas Putnam
An older, pious, and well-respected woman in Salem who is accused of witchcraft Rebecca Nurse
Goes into a coma-like state after her father catches her dancing in the forest Betty Parris
Sees “no light of God” in Rev. Parris and refuses to have his youngest so baptized by him John Proctor
Described by Arthur Miller as intensely innocent and brave Giles Corey
An orphan that lives with her uncle Abigail Williams
Believes that the cause of the girls’ behavior is just a “silly season” Rebecca Nurse
Presides over the witchcraft trials Danforth
After learning that Hale has been summoned to Salem, Rebecca Nurse express– a. doubts about the wisdom of searching for loose spirits
When Reverend Parris surprised, Tituba, Abigail, and the other girls in the forest, he saw all of the following except– d. Tituba drinking blood
When questioned by Hale, Tituba- a. Confesses to witchcraft
Miller, in The Crucible, was drawing a parallel between the Salem witch trials and _________________________ of the 1950s a. The McCarthy trials
When asked to recite the 10 commandments =, which one does John Proctor forget? c. thou shall not commit adultery
Elizabeth and John Proctor’s problems started when- b. She got sick, and he had an affair with Abigail
The hard evidence discovered in the Proctor’s house that implicates Elizabeth is- a. A poppet given to her by Mary Warren with a needle stuck in it
Why does Elizabeth think Abigail wants to kill her? d. She believes Abigail wants to take her place as John’s wife
Why does Hale come to Proctor’s house in Act II? b. He wanted to question them prior to seeing them in court
What things are “suspicious” about Proctor and his family? d. All of the above
Hale asks Elizabeth if she believes in witches. What is her reply? a. If she is accused of being a witch, she cannot believe in witches
On what charge was Rebecca Nurse arrested? d. The supernatural murder of Goody Putnam’s babies
Why did Danforth grant Elizabeth extra time in prison? (one year until she was hanged) d. She said she was pregnant
What happens to Abigail at the end? b. She steals money from Parris and disappears
Why does Hale come back to Salem? c. To encourage the accuses to confess and save their lives
What “confession” does Elizabeth make to John? a. She feels she is also responsible for his affair with Abigail
What did Proctor do after he signed the confession? c. He tears it up
When Proctor tries to present his deposition to Danforth, Parris accuses him of – b. Attempting to overthrow the court
When Reverend Hale first arrives in Salem, Giles Corey asks him about his wife- a. Reading strange books
During what century did the Salem witch trials take place? a. 1600s
How did John Proctor know the girls were frauds? c. Abigail told him, in the beginning, that it did not have to do with witchcraft
What did Mary Warren make and give to Elizabeth Proctor? a. A poppet
What is evidence that cannot be seen by anyone aside from the person claiming to see it? (i.e. “seeing” the devil whispering in someone’s ear) b. Spectral evidence
Which of the following was not used as evidence during the trials? c. Elizabeth Proctor was seen flying on a broomstick
Why was Arthur Miller charged with contempt of congress? b. Because he insulted Senator McCarthy during the hearing
In Puritan society, there is no separation of ____________ and ___________. b. Church and state
What did Puritans believe about their fate? c. They believed that their fate- whether they would go to heaven of hell- was predetermined before they were even born
Puritans believed that women where more likely to- d. Join the devil’s cause
Which of the following did the “afflicted” girls do in court? d. All of the above
What was the one sure way to save yourself from execution if you were accused? a. Confess
During the Salem witch trials, how many were accused? d. Over 200
During the Salem witch trials, how many were killed? b. 24
How was Giles Corey killed? c. Pressed to death
Miller, in part, wrote the play as a warning against___________. b. Mass hysteria
Why is Reverend Parris so concerned about people finding out what Abigail and Betty were doing in the woods? d. He believes that his enemies will use it against him
What does Betty claim Abigail did in the woods? b. Drank a charm to kill John Proctor’s wife
Why is it suggested that some people resent Francis Nurse? a. He owns a lot of land
Act I, Proctor, Giles, and Parris begin arguing about- a. Parris’s salary
What did Reverend Parris see in the kettle when he caught Abigail and the girls in the woods? b. A frog
Why does Goody Putnam believe so strongly that Sarah Good and Sarah Osburn are witches? c. They were both midwives to er when her babies died
What does Mary Warren claim will happen it she testifies against Abigail? c. Abigail will turn on her and kill her
When Proctor goes to court, what does he bring with him as evidence? c. A petition signed by 91 people in support of his wife and the others
Why does Giles Corey refuse to reveal the name of his source for his accusations against Putnam? a. He knows if he reveals the name, his source will be jailed
Hale wants Danforth to allow Proctor to leave court and return once he has obtained- b. A lawyer
During the questioning in Act III, Abigail suddenly claims to see Mary Warren’s spirit in the form of a- d. Bird
Why is Danforth so determined to get Proctor’s confession? d. He wants a prominent citizen’s confession to give the court more credibility and justify previous hangings
“And now you bid me tear the light out of my eyes? I will not, I cannot! You loved me, John Proctor, and whatever sin it is, you love me yet!” Abigail Williams
“He has his goodness now. God forbid I take it from him!” Elizabeth Proctor
“All innocent and Christian people are happy for the courts in Salem! These people are gloomy for it.” Reverend Parris
“You must understand, sir, that a person is either with the court, or he must be counted against it, there be no road between.” Danforth
“I say-I say- God is dead!” John Proctor
“Life, woman, is God’s most precious gift; not principle, however glorious, may justify the taking of it…it may well be ********s a liar less than he that throws his life away for pride.” Reverend Hale
“I have given you my soul; leave me my name!” John Proctor
“I never sold myself! I’m a good girl! I’m a proper girl!” Abigail Williams
“There is prodigious danger in the seeking of loose spirits. I fear it.” Rebecca Nurse
“Mr. Parris, you are a brainless man!” Danforth
“I must tell you, sir, I will be gone every day now. I am amazed you do not see what weighty work we do.” Mary Warren
“I am a good woman, I know it; and if you believe I ma do only good work in the world, and yet be secretly bound to Satan, then I must tell you, I don’t believe it.” Elizabeth Proctor
“More weight.” Giles Corey
“My name, he want my name. ‘I’ll murder you,’ he says, ‘If my wife hangs! We must go and overthrow the court,’ he says!” Mary Warren
“What signifies the readin’ of strange books?” Giles Corey
Which sentence from the summary is inaccurate? b. Elizabeth Proctor begs her husband, John Proctor, to go to town and fetch some firewood
Which information from the summary isn’t necessary? d. Betty accuses Goody Howe, Martha Bellows, Alice Barrow, and Goody Bibber and Abigail accuses Goody Sibber, Goody Hawkins, and Goody Booth
Explain why this information from the summary is not necessary. This information is not necessary because these character didn’t show up in the story, it is not needed.
What information could be added to the summary? a. Reverend Hale, an expert on witchcraft, is summoned
Explain why this information should be added to the summary. This information should be added to the summary because this introduces us to a main character in the play.
Identify which would be the most effective transition phrase to use before the following sentence in the paragraph above: “Abigail Williams has accused Tituba, and other women in the community are accused.” d. As the Act closes,
Which phrase clarifies what is meant when the summary says, “John Proctor and Abigail Williams discuss their differing feeling towards one another?” c. John regrets his affair, while Abigail still wants to be with John
Which best describe John Proctor’s character? c. religious, hardworking
Who was the first woman accused of witchcraft? c. Tituba
Why did Abigail finally accuse someone of witchcraft? a. She felt pressured during questioning and wanted to shift the attention to someone else
Which sentence best describes Elizabeth Proctor? a. Elizabeth is a religious, caring woman who is still hurt by her husband’s affair
When Reverend Hale come to judge the “christian character” of the Proctor home, what is his verdict? c. Despite the fact that John doesn’t go to church, Hale believes that the Proctor home is of good Christian character
When John Proctor says, “I will fall like an ocean on that court!” what does he mean? d. John is planning to enter the court in such a way that the judge will have to listen to him
What helps establish credibility in the Salem court? b. land ownership
What reason does Judge Danforth give for jailing Giles Corey for “contempt of the court?” b. Giles Corey refused to give the name of his source
How does Abigail Williams respond to Mary Warren’s testimony? d. Abigail continues to stick to her story
Which statement best describes Judge Hathorne? a. Judge Hathrone enjoys being an authoritative figure and controlling the court proceedings
What does Elizabeth do that contradicts her husband’s beliefs about her? c. Elizabeth lies about her knowledge of John’s affair
What is Mary Warren’s reaction when Abigail and the girls claim Mary has changed her form? b. Mary Warren eventually accuses John Proctor of forcing her to sign the Devil’s book
Reverend Hale quits the court after saying, “I denounce there proceedings!” Based on this information, which word could replace the word “denounce” without changing the sentence’s meaning? c. condemn
What has happened to Abigail Williams in Act Four? b. She has stolen Reverend Parris’s money and ran away
What reason does Parris give for wanting to postpone the executions? a. He found a dagger in his door
Which statement describes John Proctor, Rebecca Nurse, and Martha Corey, compared to Tituba and Sarah Good? c. John Proctor, Rebecca Nurse, and Martha Corey are well respected, unlike Tituba and Sarah Good
Why is Danforth hesitant to postpone the executions? b. He feels it will harm his credibility since others were already executed
When Reverend Hale says, ” There is blood on my head!” what does he mean? d. He feels guilty for his role in executing innocent people
How does John Proctor respond when asked to give names of other people he saw with the devil? C. He refuses to give up the names of anyone
What reason does John Proctor give for taking back his confession? a. He didn’t want his sons to see his name nailed to the church
exclusion from a church or group Excommunication
a formal accusation before a jury Indictment
shameless or arrogant behavior; audacity Effrontery
plentiful Abundant
to improve or make better Ameliorate
paleness in complexion Pallor
purposely hurtful or vengeful Vindictive
sexually immoral; lacking moral or ethical restraint Licentious
invoked unnatural or supernatural forces Conjured
punishment in return for a wrongdoing Vengence
a witness’s testimony given under oath Deposition
to charm or deceive Beguile
a hissing sound Subilance
a statement or situation that is contradictory Paradox
a derogatory term referring to a woman’s old age or appearance Crone

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