ACT 1 "The Crucible"

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This quiz is over Act 1 of Arthur Miller's play "The Crucible. "

  
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  • 1. 
    In what year did the play take place?
    • A. 

      1692

    • B. 

      1800

    • C. 

      1952

    • D. 

      2009

    • E. 

      1750


  • 2. 
    According to Dr. Griggs, what is a possible cause of Reverend Parris' s daughter's illness?
    • A. 

      Pneumonia

    • B. 

      Unnatural causes

    • C. 

      Laziness

    • D. 

      Dancing

    • E. 

      Fear


  • 3. 
    What were Betty and Abigail doing in the forest when Reverend Paris frightened them?
    • A. 

      Playing hide and seek

    • B. 

      Gathering fire wood

    • C. 

      Making soup

    • D. 

      Camping

    • E. 

      Dancing and conjuring spirits with Tituba


  • 4. 
    What do the Putnams and Reverend Paris have in common?
    • A. 

      Both hate going to church

    • B. 

      Both have 300 acres of land

    • C. 

      Both have sick or bewitched daughters

    • D. 

      Both take care of orphaned nieces

    • E. 

      Both think that their daughters are frauds


  • 5. 
    What mission did Abigail have concerning the wife of John Proctor?
    • A. 

      To get her job back from her

    • B. 

      To apologize for her inappropriate behavior

    • C. 

      To help her with her mending and sowing

    • D. 

      To have her sent off to live with her mother

    • E. 

      To get rid of her so she could be with John Proctor


  • 6. 
    What mission did Thomas Putnam have?
    • A. 

      To right the wrongs that had been done to him and his family

    • B. 

      To get Reverend Paris's land

    • C. 

      To help capture the witches

    • D. 

      To have his daughters brought back to life

    • E. 

      To frame Reverend Paris for witchcraft


  • 7. 
    What is the locations of the first act?
    • A. 

      The Putnam's home in Ruth's room

    • B. 

      Connecticut, Massachusetts

    • C. 

      Reverend Paris's home in Betty's room

    • D. 

      New York, New York

    • E. 

      Reverend Hale's home


  • 8. 
    Why did Mrs. Putnam send her daughter to Tituba?
    • A. 

      To put a charm on John Proctor

    • B. 

      To put a charm of Reverend Paris

    • C. 

      To have Ruth make a deal with the devil

    • D. 

      To kill Abigail

    • E. 

      To have her conjure the spirits of the 7 dead Putnam babies


  • 9. 
    Who did Betty call for when she awakened, and what did she try to do?
    • A. 

      Her dead mother/ go to her grave site

    • B. 

      Her dead mother/ fly out of the window

    • C. 

      Reverend Paris/ hug him and tell him everything

    • D. 

      Reverend Hale/ confess her sins

    • E. 

      Abigail/ hit her in the face


  • 10. 
    What is the argument between Putnam and Proctor about?
    • A. 

      Lumber and land- Putnam's grandfather willed land he did not own

    • B. 

      Salary- Reverend Hale getting paid too much for his services

    • C. 

      Abigail- her behavior and if she was a witch

    • D. 

      Tituba- if it is right for her to be a slave

    • E. 

      Nothing- they are really good friends


  • 11. 
    What does Giles Corey's wife do that disturbs him?

  • 12. 
    When Reverend Hale questions Tituba, what is her response?

  • 13. 
    When Tituba, Abigail, and Betty CRY OUT, they name certain individuals as witches name four of these.

  • 14. 
    What is the relationship of Reverend Parris, Betty, and Abigail?

  • 15. 
    Who is Tituba? What relationship does she have to Reverend Paris?Make sure you answer both parts of the question.

  • 16. 
    Why does Paris suggest calling the Reverend Hale?

  • 17. 
    Who are Ann and Thomas Putnam? What do they suggest is Betty's problem? What is their motivation for suggesting this?Make sure you answer all parts of the question.

  • 18. 
    Who is Ruth? What is her relationship to the Putnams? What is wrong with her? How do the Putnams tie her problem to Betty's ?Make sure you answer all parts of the question.

  • 19. 
    Who is Mercy Lewis? What is her relationship to the Putnams?

  • 20. 
    What does the conversation between Abigail, Mercy Lewis, Mary Warren, and Betty reveal about their recent activities?

  • 21. 
    Who is John Proctor? What is his relationship to Mary Warren? What is his relationship to Abigail? How does he feel about his relationship with Abigail?

  • 22. 
    Who is Elizabeth Proctor? What does Abigail think of her? How might this affect the outcome of the play?

  • 23. 
    Who is Giles Corey? Why is he introduced in the play?

  • 24. 
    Who is Rebecca Nurse? What is her role likely to be in the play?

  • 25. 
    What do the Puritans think of books other than the Bible? How do you learn about this in Act 1?

  • 26. 
    How, and by whom, are the other villagers accused of witchcraft? What is the motivation for the girls accusations?

  • 27. 
    Bonus************Name differences between the book and the movie.

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