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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Which character warns everyone against jumping to conclusions?
(a) Mrs. Putnam.
(b) Parris.
(c) John Proctor.
(d) Hale.

2. Why doesn't Parris want to consider Witchcraft as an explanation for Betty's illness?
(a) He is concerned about his reputation in Salem.
(b) He thinks she just has a cold and will be fine in a couple of days.
(c) He doesn't believe in witchcraft.
(d) He is afraid the girls will cast a spell on him.

3. Which two women does Tituba say she saw with the devil?
(a) Rebecca Nurse and Mrs. Putnam.
(b) Sarah Good and Goody Osburn.
(c) Elizabeth and Abigail.
(d) Mary and Mercy.

4. When John Proctor insults Parris in Act 1, who asks him to take it back?
(a) Betty.
(b) Abigail.
(c) Mary.
(d) Rebecca.

5. When Mrs. Putnam tells Hale about her dead children, what does Hale do?
(a) He tells Giles to ask his wife if she was present when they died.
(b) He consults his books to see if there are supernatural reasons.
(c) He visits another priest to ask for help.
(d) He questions the doctor as to her symptoms.

6. Who claims Tituba has knowledge of conjuration?
(a) Mrs. Putnam.
(b) Rebecca Nurse.
(c) Mr. Putnam.
(d) Elizabeth Proctor.

7. How many of Mrs. Putnam's children have died?
(a) Three.
(b) Seven.
(c) Eight.
(d) Five.

8. Who is the Putnams' servant?
(a) Abigail.
(b) Mercy.
(c) Ruth.
(d) Tituba.

9. Mr. Putnam and John Proctor argue over the firewood. Who does it most likely belong to?
(a) John Proctor.
(b) Mr. Parris.
(c) Mr. Putnam.
(d) Mr. Corey.

10. Who asks Rebecca Nurse to treat his daughter?
(a) Parris.
(b) John Proctor.
(c) Giles Corey.
(d) Mr. Putnam.

11. What does Parris accuse John Proctor of doing to him?
(a) Being a heretic.
(b) Leading a faction against him.
(c) Stealing his firewood.
(d) Mistreating Abigail.

12. Where does this play take place?
(a) Salem, Oregon.
(b) Salem, New Hampshire.
(c) Salem, Massachussetts.
(d) Salem, Virginia.

13. Giles Corey feels Parris is too concerned with wealth. What does he offer as an example?
(a) Parris wanted to be paid on a monthly basis.
(b) Parris asked for the deed to his own house.
(c) Parris asked for extra firewood.
(d) Parris asked for a four bedroom home.

14. What does Abigail claim John Proctor freed her from?
(a) Salem's false piety.
(b) A well she fell into when she was little.
(c) Work as a servant.
(d) Her moral shackles.

15. Why does John Proctor threaten to whip Abigail?
(a) Abigail is hitting him.
(b) Abigail is throwing things at him.
(c) Abigail is speaking against his wife.
(d) Abigail is hitting Elizabeth Proctor.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Abigail tell Parris that she and the girls where doing in the woods?

2. What does Abigail say she does for John Proctor every night?

3. Why did Parris want the deed to his own house?

4. What does John Proctor do for a living?

5. What does Giles Corey's wife do with books after she reads them?

(see the answer keys)

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