Mid-Book Test - Hard
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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. 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?
Essay Topic 1
Abigail may be considered an unlikable character. But some would argue that she acted badly due to a lack of love and guidance. To what extent do you agree or disagree? Is Abigail a true villain, or merely a victim of circumstance?
Essay Topic 2
How does a character's socio-economic status affect him or her in terms of accusation and execution for witchcraft? Choose two characters with different socio-economic status and compare and contrast their fate within the story. To what extent does this difference in treatment exist today?
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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