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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who asks if Parris has gone through the "proper channels" to investigate witchcraft in Salem?
(a) Rebecca.
(b) Abigail.
(c) Mr. Putnam.
(d) John Proctor.

2. When Parris and Abigail argue about her time at the Proctor house, she accuses Parris of something. What is it?
(a) She accuses him of trying to kill her.
(b) She accuses him of hitting her.
(c) She accuses him of being mean to her.
(d) She accuses him of not wanting to support her.

3. When Susan leaves the Parris household she is asked a favor. What is it?
(a) She is asked to close the door behind her.
(b) Shis asked to pray for Betty.
(c) She is asked to bring the doctor for a second opinion.
(d) She is asked not to mention the supernatural.

4. How much money does Parris get each year to buy firewood?
(a) Six pounds.
(b) Three pounds.
(c) Ten pounds.
(d) Five pounds.

5. What does Abigail claim was in the kettle in the forest?
(a) Apple cider.
(b) Nothing.
(c) Soup.
(d) Blood.

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

7. Why does Abigail claim she was fired from serving the Proctor household?
(a) She says Elizabeth Proctor didn't like her cooking.
(b) She says John Proctor was unhappy with her cooking.
(c) She says Elizabeth Proctor didn't like her.
(d) She says Elizabeth Proctor wanted her to do the work of a slave.

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

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

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

11. What does Giles claim he was unable to do until his wife stopped reading and left the house?
(a) Say his prayers.
(b) Wash the dishes.
(c) eat his dinner.
(d) Finish his work.

12. Why does Abigail slap Betty in Act 1?
(a) She is angry that Betty is getting all of the attention.
(b) She is angry that the other girls are turning on her.
(c) She is scared that Betty is being controlled by evil spirits.
(d) She is angry when Betty reminds Abigail that she drank blood to punish Elizabeth.

13. Who believes Ruth's condition is the work of Satan?
(a) Elizabeth Proctor.
(b) Mr. and Mrs. Putnam.
(c) John Proctor.
(d) Hale.

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

15. 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 a four bedroom home.
(c) Parris asked for the deed to his own house.
(d) Parris asked for extra firewood.

Short Answer Questions

1. Parris reminds Abigail in Act 1 that her reputation is at stake as well. What is he referring to?

2. What does John Proctor threaten to do to Mary if she doesn't go back to work?

3. What does Abigail threaten to do to the girls if they admit to more than dancing?

4. What convinces Hale that the supernatural is involved, and the girls weren't just dancing?

5. Where does this play take place?

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