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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. Giles regrets telling Hale that his wife did something. What is it?
2. Who orders John Proctor to be executed despite his confession?
3. What surprising thing is learned about Elizabeth Proctor in Act 3?
4. Elizabeth asks that no one mention this word to her children. What is it?
5. Which male character is arrested at the end of Act 3?
Short Essay Questions
1. Giles thinks Mr. Putnam has other motives for suggesting witchcraft. What does Giles accuse Mr. Putnam of?
2. Hale is suspicious of John Proctor's religious commitment. Why?
3. The town of Salem isn't doing well. What are some examples of how bad things have gotten since the trials?
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. Why doesn't John Proctor want to go to the trials and show that Abigail is lying?
6. Why is John Proctor angry at Mary Warren?
7. Why is Danforth suspicious of Hale?
8. What is Giles' wife accused of when she is arrested for witchcraft?
9. Toward the end of Act 3, John Proctor finally attacks Abigail physically in court. What sends him over the edge?
10. In Act 2, what is Elizabeth Proctor accused of doing to Abigail?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Select one character and analyze how the theme of blame and guilt applies to that character.
Essay Topic 2
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 3
How is witchcraft viewed in modern society? Compare and contrast the witches in the Crucible to a modern "witch." The student can use characters from movies, fiction, non-fiction, and television shows in his/her answer.
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