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. Who attacks Mary during the Which trial in Act 2?

2. Which one of the girls caught in the forest admits they made it all up?

3. Who denounces the court at the end of Act 3?

4. What are the farmers fighting over when Parris is trying to help them?

5. Mary gives Elizabeth a gift after spending all day at court. What is it?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. Why is John Proctor angry at Mary Warren?

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

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

6. Why is Danforth suspicious of Hale?

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

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

9. Hale is suspicious of John Proctor's religious commitment. Why?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The student will select a character that he/she feels behaves hypocritically. Is that character ultimately altruistic or selfish in motivation? Explain and support the answer with specific examples.

Essay Topic 2

What is the most important lesson to be learned from this play? Use specific examples to support all claims.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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