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. What were Giles Corey's final words?

2. How much was stolen from Parris' strongbox?

3. When John Proctor gets home from seeding the farm, he learns that Mary has been gone all day. Where was she?

4. Why does John Proctor "forget" one of the commandments?

5. Why does Giles lose his case accusing Mr. Putnam of making a land grab?

Short Essay Questions

1. Danforth asks Mary to do something to prove that she was faking with the other girls. What is it and does she do it?

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

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

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

5. Why won't Danforth just pardon Rebecca Nurse?

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

7. What do we learn about Abigail in Act 4?

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

9. The town of Salem isn't doing well. What are some examples of how bad things have gotten since the trials?

10. Why doesn't Hale believe John Proctor when he tells Hale that Abigail admitted they were just dancing and not practicing any witchcraft?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Choose one character from the play. To what extent does selfishness lead this character through the play? Does this self-focus serve as an advantage or a disadvantage to that character? How do the other characters view this selfish behavior? What is Miller trying to tell the reader by using the theme of selfishness with this character? Use specific examples to support all claims.

Essay Topic 2

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 3

In America, we speak highly of a separation of church and state. Was this separation made in these trials? Is this lack of separation still a problem in this country? Choose specific examples to support all claims.

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