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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who is the naked figure Parris sees disappear into the woods in Act 1?
2. Which two women does Tituba say she saw with the devil?
3. At the end of Act 1, what does Mr. Putnam threaten to do?
4. What does Parris accuse John Proctor of doing to him?
5. What does Abigail threaten to do to the girls if they admit to more than dancing?
Short Essay Questions
1. In Act 1, when Abigail feels cornered by Hale, she shifts the blame. Who does she blame onto and for what?
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. Who probably has the most rights to the firewood, John Proctor or Mr. Putnam?
5. There is a disagreement about the kettle in the forest. Who disagrees and what about?
6. Why could Abigail be considered a mean character?
7. Describe John Proctor.
8. 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?
9. Giles asks Hale about his wife's behavior. What is he concerned about?
10. Parris asks Hale to come to Salem to figure out why the Betty and Ruth are sick. Why does he call Hale and not another doctor?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Choose one character from the play. To what extent does selfishness lead this character through the play? Does this self-focus serve as an advantage or a disadvantage to that character? How do the other characters view this selfish behavior? What is Miller trying to tell the reader by using the theme of selfishness with this character? Use specific examples to support all claims.
Essay Topic 2
Several characters in the play, like Parris are extremely concerned about their reputation. To what extent are we all just victims of reputation? How do labels and the society around us affect our behavior and the way we see ourselves? Is this natural human focus on reputation a benefit or a disadvantage or both?
Essay Topic 3
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.
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