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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Who thinks Ruth and Betty are simply suffering from a childish fit?
(a) John Proctor.
(b) Abigail.
(c) Rebecca Nurse.
(d) Tituba.

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

4. What year is this play set in?
(a) 1962.
(b) 1682.
(c) 1672.
(d) 1692.

5. What does Giles Corey's wife do with books after she reads them?
(a) Hides them.
(b) Reads them again.
(c) Organizes them.
(d) Stacks them.

Short Answer Questions

1. What kind of expertise does Hale have?

2. Who asks if Parris has gone through the "proper channels" to investigate witchcraft in Salem?

3. Who suggests that everyone put their faith in God and the doctor?

4. What does Giles claim he was unable to do until his wife stopped reading and left the house?

5. When Mrs. Putnam tells Hale about her dead children, what does Hale do?

Short Essay Questions

1. Where is Betty's mother in Act 1?

2. Rebecca suggests that they put their faith in "God and the doctor." Why is this an ironic statement?

3. Were Betty and Abigail really just dancing in the forest?

4. Why might John Proctor not attend Parris' sermons?

5. Why does Abigail threaten Betty and Tituba with death?

6. Rebecca Nurse makes a snide comment to Mrs. Putnam before she leaves Parris' home to go home. What is it and what is she implying?

7. Why did Mrs. Putnam ask Ruth and Tituba to go into the forest?

8. To what extent is Betty really sick?

9. Mercy Lewis tells Parris that she thinks that Ruth is feeling better near the end of Act 1. What gives her the idea that she is on the mend?

10. Why could Abigail be considered a mean character?

(see the answer keys)

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