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The Crucible ACT I Test

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  • 1. 
    Thomas Putnam can best be described as
    • A. 

      Kindhearted

    • B. 

      Vindictive

    • C. 

      Sympathetic

    • D. 

      Rational

  • 2. 
    . Where does this play take place?
    • A. 

      Portsmouth, NH

    • B. 

      Boston, MA

    • C. 

      Salem, MA

    • D. 

      Rochester, NY

  • 3. 
    Abigail went into the forest because she wanted to ...
    • A. 

      Get rid of Goody Proctor

    • B. 

      Threaten Tituba

    • C. 

      Watch the other girls dance

    • D. 

      Persuade the girls to return home

  • 4. 
    As the play opens, whom has Parris asked to come to Salem?
    • A. 

      Judge Danforth

    • B. 

      Reverend Hale

    • C. 

      Tituba

    • D. 

      John Proctor

  • 5. 
    Before the play begins, what did Parris catch his daughter and other girls doing?
    • A. 

      Trying to run away from home

    • B. 

      Dancing in the forest

    • C. 

      Reading Catholic tracts

    • D. 

      Conducting a black mass in the church

  • 6. 
    • A. 

      Ruth

    • B. 

      Elizabeth

    • C. 

      Mary

    • D. 

      Tituba

  • 7. 
    Giles Corey expresses concern because his wife...
    • A. 

      Reads strange books.

    • B. 

      Leaves the house every night.

    • C. 

      Has stopped speaking to him.

    • D. 

      Cannot say the 10 Commandments.

  • 8. 
    Mrs. Putnam sent her daughter Ruth to Tituba to ...
    • A. 

      Get a recipe for a charm.

    • B. 

      Learn how to dance.

    • C. 

      Contact her dead sisters.

    • D. 

      Accuse her of witchcraft.

  • 9. 
    Parris is reluctant to tell anyone that Betty may be bewitched because he
    • A. 

      Fears that Betty’s reputation will be destroyed.

    • B. 

      Knows that the idea of witchcraft will cause mass hysteria.

    • C. 

      Fears that his enemies will destroy his reputation.

    • D. 

      Firmly believes that witches do not exist.

  • 10. 
    • A. 

      Thought the villagers might resent the help of an outsider

    • B. 

      Feared she would be exposed as a witch

    • C. 

      Knew his presence would only cause more hysteria in Salem

    • D. 

      Felt that Parris could handle the situation better that Hale

  • 11. 
    Reverend Parris is most concerned with ...
    • A. 

      His reputation

    • B. 

      Betty’s health

    • C. 

      Abigail's soul

    • D. 

      The spiritual needs of the people

  • 12. 
    • A. 

      Had several dead babies.

    • B. 

      Had an affair

    • C. 

      Drank a charm to make someone fall in love with her

    • D. 

      Can fly

  • 13. 
    Tituba most likely confessed to meeting with the devil because she...
    • A. 

      Wanted the villagers fear her

    • B. 

      Wanted to please Parris

    • C. 

      Did not want Abigail to get into trouble

    • D. 

      Thought it might save her life

  • 14. 
      What does Mrs. Putnam blame on witchcraft?
    • A. 

      Her husband’s cancer

    • B. 

      The death of seven of her children in infancy

    • C. 

      Bad weather

    • D. 

      Raids by natives

  • 15. 
    What is John Proctor’s chief complaint against Parris’s sermons?
    • A. 

      They focus too much on fire and brimstone.

    • B. 

      They are too long.

    • C. 

      They are heretical.

    • D. 

      They are too short.

  • 16. 
    What is Parris’s position in Salem?
    • A. 

      Governor

    • B. 

      Judge

    • C. 

      Minister

    • D. 

      Bailiff

  • 17. 
    What kind of government does Salem have in The Crucible?
    • A. 

      Democracy

    • B. 

      Theocracy

    • C. 

      Monarchy

    • D. 

      Kleptocracy

  • 18. 
    • A. 

      He respects Reverend Hale's opinions.

    • B. 

      He believes in witchcraft.

    • C. 

      He will do whatever he can to destroy Thomas Putnam

    • D. 

      He rebels against authority by speaking his mind.

  • 19. 
    • A. 

      "Uncle, you have prayed since midnight."

    • B. 

      "I can make you wish you had never seen the sun go down!"

    • C. 

      "My name is good in the village!"

    • D. 

      "She is blackening my name in the village!"

  • 20. 
    • A. 

      Francis Nurse and Giles Corey

    • B. 

      Reverend Parris and Thomas Putnam

    • C. 

      Reverend Hale and Reverend Parris

    • D. 

      Reverend Hale and Francis Nurse

  • 21. 
    Who does Abigail blame for witchcraft?
    • A. 

      Goody Putnam

    • B. 

      Betty

    • C. 

      Goody Nurse

    • D. 

      Tituba

  • 22. 
    Who had an affair with John Proctor?
    • A. 

      Betty

    • B. 

      Ann

    • C. 

      Abigail

    • D. 

      Martha

  • 23. 
    • A. 

      Abigail

    • B. 

      Betty

    • C. 

      Tituba

    • D. 

      Goody Putnam

  • 24. 
    Who says she saw Sarah Good and Goody Osburn with the devil?  She also claims to have been instructed to kill Reverend Parris.
    • A. 

      Tituba

    • B. 

      Betty

    • C. 

      Abigail

    • D. 

      Mary

  • 25. 
    • A. 

      Proctor doesn’t go to church

    • B. 

      About land

    • C. 

      Putnam knows Proctor cheated on his wife

    • D. 

      About who is accused of witchcraft

  • 26. 
    You can infer that the citizens of Salem thought dancing was ...
    • A. 

      Only for children

    • B. 

      Good exercise

    • C. 

      Evil and sinful

    • D. 

      A delightful entertainment

  • 27. 
    Most of the villagers view Rebecca Nurse as a ....
    • A. 

      Harmless gossip

    • B. 

      Kind and respectable woman

    • C. 

      Spiteful woman

    • D. 

      Merciless judge of others

  • 28. 
    • A. 

      Respectful

    • B. 

      Contemptuous

    • C. 

      Indifferent

    • D. 

      Fearful

  • 29. 
    • A. 

      Parris’s concern over firewood

    • B. 

      Parris’s call for Reverend Hale

    • C. 

      The relationship between Goody Osburn and Giles

    • D. 

      The relationship between Abigail and John Proctor

  • 30. 
    Who lost 7 babies?
    • A. 

      Goody Ann

    • B. 

      Betty

    • C. 

      Goody Proctor

    • D. 

      Sarah Good

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