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. Why doesn't Elizabeth admit that she fired Abigail for having an affair with her husband?

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

3. How old is Mary Warren?

4. John Proctor says there is only one thing keeping him from confessing. What is it?

5. When Elizabeth is asked why she fired Abigail, what does she say?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Giles thinks Mr. Putnam has other motives for suggesting witchcraft. What does Giles accuse Mr. Putnam of?

3. What commandment does John Proctor forget and why?

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

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

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

7. 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?

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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

Essay Topic 2

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 3

How does a character's socio-economic status affect him or her in terms of accusation and execution for witchcraft? Choose two characters with different socio-economic status and compare and contrast their fate within the story. To what extent does this difference in treatment exist today?

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