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. How old is Mary Warren?

2. What is Rebecca Nurse charged with?

3. What is incriminating about the doll found in John Proctor's house toward the end of Act 2?

4. In Act 2, John Proctor makes a promise to Elizabeth Proctor. What is it?

5. Who is the clerk of the court?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. What is Giles' wife accused of when she is arrested for witchcraft?

5. 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?

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

7. Why is Danforth suspicious of Hale?

8. What commandment does John Proctor forget and why?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Most of the victims accused of witchcraft in this play are women. Women are often associated with witchcraft more than men in movies and books as well. What are the political, social, or other reasons for this? To what extent is this a positive or a negative gender connection? Use specific examples to explain and support all claims.

Essay Topic 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

In Act 4, Elizabeth wants Proctor to have a chance to forgive himself. She has already forgiven him. What other characters could benefit from acts of forgiveness? How might it have changed the way things turned out? Could forgiveness change our modern world? In what ways?

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