The Crucible Test | Final 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. When John Proctor gets home from seeding the farm, he learns that Mary has been gone all day. Where was she?

2. Who is surprised that the people of Salem haven't overthrown the courts already?

3. Which of the ten commandments does John Proctor forget?

4. In Act 3, Francis complains that he has been ignored for how many days?

5. When Mary returns from court, in Act 2 she complains about something. What is it?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who is the only person that cares that John Proctor and Giles don't have lawyers? Why is he concerned?

2. What is Giles' wife accused of when she is arrested for witchcraft?

3. What commandment does John Proctor forget and why?

4. What do we learn about Abigail in Act 4?

5. Hale is suspicious of John Proctor's religious commitment. Why?

6. Why doesn't John Proctor want to go to the trials and show that Abigail is lying?

7. Why is John Proctor angry at Mary Warren?

8. Elizabeth is worried that Abigail will do something and she turns out to be right. What is it?

9. Giles thinks Mr. Putnam has other motives for suggesting witchcraft. What does Giles accuse Mr. Putnam of?

10. Danforth asks Mary to do something to prove that she was faking with the other girls. What is it and does she do it?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

A martyr is someone willing to undergo intense suffering on principle. What character/s in this play might be considered martyrs? Use specific examples to support all claims.

Essay Topic 3

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?

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