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

2. How are the people in the trial "tested" for witchcraft?

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

4. John Proctor says people will admit to anything when this is the alternative. What is it?

5. How many people are initially on trial for witchcraft?

Short Essay Questions

1. 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?

2. Why is John Proctor angry at Mary Warren?

3. John Proctor will confess verbally, but won't sign the confession. Why?

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

5. Why is Danforth suspicious of Hale?

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

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

8. In nearby Andover, the courts were overthrown and now Parris wants Danforth to delay any more trials. What is he worried about?

9. Why doesn't John Proctor want to go to the trials and show that Abigail is lying?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

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

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