Mid-Book Test - Hard
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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. How does John Proctor describe Parris' sermons?
2. When Parris and Abigail argue about her time at the Proctor house, she accuses Parris of something. What is it?
3. Why doesn't Parris want to consider Witchcraft as an explanation for Betty's illness?
4. Who has heard that Hale has a "reputation for rationality" and tells him so?
5. What does Betty wake from her trance to do?
Short Essay Questions
1. When Parris visits the prison, he appears tired and stressed out. Why?
2. Why is Danforth suspicious of Hale?
3. Abigail and Parris are both concerned about their "reputation" in Salem. Why?
4. What is the reason for the epilogue?
5. In March 1712, what happened to those who were excommunicated from the church?
6. Rebecca suggests that they put their faith in "God and the doctor." Why is this an ironic statement?
7. What did the government do twenty years after the trials?
8. Describe John Proctor.
9. What happened to Parris after the trials?
10. Why do John Proctor and Mr. Putnam not like one another?
Most of the victims accused of witchcraft in this play are women. Women are often associated with witchcraft more than men in movies and books as well. What are the political, social, or other reasons for this? To what extent is this a positive or a negative gender connection? Use specific examples to explain and support all claims.
In America, we speak highly of a separation of church and state. Was this separation made in these trials? Is this lack of separation still a problem in this country? Choose specific examples to support all claims.
Proctor is willing to confess verbally but not on paper. Why? What is it about the act of signing a confession that bothers him so much? Do the student agree or disagree with his logic?
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