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

2. What are the farmers fighting over when Parris is trying to help them?

3. Elizabeth asks that no one mention this word to her children. What is it?

4. Who physically attacks Abigail in court?

5. When Elizabeth is asked why she fired Abigail, what does she say?

Short Essay Questions

1. What will happen to Elizabeth now that she might be pregnant?

2. Why does Elizabeth lie when asked about her husband's relationship with Abigail?

3. When Parris visits the prison, he appears tired and stressed out. Why?

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

5. In nearby Andover, the courts were overthrown and now Parris wants Danforth to delay any more trials. What is he worried about?

6. Why is Danforth suspicious of Hale?

7. Why is John Proctor arrested at the end of Act 3?

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

9. Toward the end of Act 3, John Proctor finally attacks Abigail physically in court. What sends him over the edge?

10. Why is John Proctor angry at Mary Warren?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

This play is centered around the blame game. When Abigail is afraid of trouble she blames Tituba. When Tituba feels threatened she blames Sarah Good. Witchcraft is a scapegoat for the death of Mrs. Putnam's children. Some claim that American's lack personal responsibility. To what extent is this an accurate statement about American society today? Use specific examples from the play and modern life 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

The student will select a character that he/she feels behaves hypocritically. Is that character ultimately altruistic or selfish in motivation? Explain and support the answer with specific examples.

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