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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. Why does Elizabeth blame herself for John's infidelity?
2. John Proctor says there is only one thing keeping him from confessing. What is it?
3. Who claims the list of witnesses is an attack on the court?
4. What does Danforth ask Mary to do to prove that she and the girls are lying?
5. Who tries to calm Giles when he is removed from the vestry?
Short Essay Questions
1. In nearby Andover, the courts were overthrown and now Parris wants Danforth to delay any more trials. What is he worried about?
2. What will happen to Elizabeth now that she might be pregnant?
3. Elizabeth is worried that Abigail will do something and she turns out to be right. What is it?
4. What commandment does John Proctor forget and why?
5. Who is the only person that cares that John Proctor and Giles don't have lawyers? Why is he concerned?
6. Toward the end of Act 3, John Proctor finally attacks Abigail physically in court. What sends him over the edge?
7. Why is John Proctor arrested at the end of Act 3?
8. Why won't Danforth just pardon Rebecca Nurse?
9. Why is Danforth suspicious of Hale?
10. Giles thinks Mr. Putnam has other motives for suggesting witchcraft. What does Giles accuse Mr. Putnam of?
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
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 3
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.
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