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

2. Mary is upset and crying at the end of Act 2. Why?

3. Who orders John Proctor to be executed despite his confession?

4. Why does Elizabeth blame herself for John's infidelity?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What commandment does John Proctor forget and why?

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

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

6. 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?

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

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

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

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

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 3

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.

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