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. In Act 4, Elizabeth tells John that a number of people have already confessed. How many?

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

3. Early in Act 3, John Proctor hands Danforth something in court. What is it?

4. Who doesn't believe Mary when she says she created the doll?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. In Act 2, what is Elizabeth Proctor accused of doing to Abigail?

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

3. 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?

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

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

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

7. Why is John Proctor angry at Mary Warren?

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

When there is power, there is often corruption. Yet there are different kinds of power. Choose from the following characters and show to what extent he or she had power and then to what extent he or she abused that power: Abigail, Mary Warren, Tituba, Parris, Danforth, Hale. Use specific examples to support all claims.

Essay Topic 2

Mary had a chance to make things right in court, but she crumbles under pressure. Why did she have a hard time fainting for the judge? How might she rationalize her behavior? Or did she really think she was bewitched by Abigail? Or, was she just too scared to stand up for the truth?

Essay Topic 3

This play is centered around the blame game. When Abigail is afraid of trouble she blames Tituba. When Tituba feels threatened she blames Sarah Good. Witchcraft is a scapegoat for the death of Mrs. Putnam's children. Some claim that American's lack personal responsibility. To what extent is this an accurate statement about American society today? Use specific examples from the play and modern life to support all claims.

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