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

2. Who is the clerk of the court?

3. Why is Hathorne suspicious of Hale?

4. What might the community do if Rebecca Nurse and John Proctor are killed?

5. How was Giles Corey tortured?

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

3. Why is Danforth suspicious of Hale?

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

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

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

7. Describe Tituba's state of mind at the opening of Act 4.

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

9. In Act 2, what is Elizabeth Proctor accused of doing to Abigail?

10. 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?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Select one character and analyze how the theme of blame and guilt applies to that character.

Essay Topic 3

Some compare the witch hunts of Salem to the McCarthy trials in the '50s. Has this type of hysteria happened again since? Could it happen in the future? Provide specific examples and support for all claims.

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