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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. What is Martha Corey accused of?
2. What are the farmers fighting over when Parris is trying to help them?
3. Why won't Danforth pardon the accused?
4. How are the people in the trial "tested" for witchcraft?
5. Who is surprised that the people of Salem haven't overthrown the courts already?
Short Essay Questions
1. John Proctor brings a long list of witnesses to attest to the fact that his wife and others never associated with the devil. Why is this list not helpful?
2. Why doesn't John Proctor want to go to the trials and show that Abigail is lying?
3. When Parris visits the prison, he appears tired and stressed out. Why?
4. Danforth asks Mary to do something to prove that she was faking with the other girls. What is it and does she do it?
5. What is Giles' wife accused of when she is arrested for witchcraft?
6. In nearby Andover, the courts were overthrown and now Parris wants Danforth to delay any more trials. What is he worried about?
7. Why is John Proctor angry at Mary Warren?
8. Why won't Danforth just pardon Rebecca Nurse?
9. Why doesn't Hale believe John Proctor when he tells Hale that Abigail admitted they were just dancing and not practicing any witchcraft?
10. Why is John Proctor arrested at the end of Act 3?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
One great thing about this play is that the characters are not simplistic. They are not all either good or evil, black or white. There are shades of gray. Students will choose their favorite character and compare his or her qualities, then decide whether he or she is mostly a "good guy" or mostly a villain. Then use specific examples to support each claim. Remind students: don't forget to address counter-arguments.
Essay Topic 2
Select one character and analyze how the theme of blame and guilt applies to that character.
Essay Topic 3
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?
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