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The Crucible ACT Iii Test

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  • 1. 
    Why do Giles and Frances want to see Danforth?
    • A. 

      They intend to beat him to his senses.

    • B. 

      They want to explain their roles in the witchcraft scheme.

    • C. 

      They want to persuade the judge that their wives are good women.

    • D. 

      They want to explain how Parris is at fault.

  • 2. 
    1.      What is Parris’ argument against Proctor?
    • A. 

      Parris says that Proctor is trying to overthrow the court.

    • B. 

      Parris says that Proctor is biased because of his position between Abigail and Elizabeth.

    • C. 

      Parris says that Proctor is just getting even with him.

    • D. 

      Both B & C

  • 3. 
    1.      Why did Danforth grant Elizabeth extra time?
    • A. 

      He didn’t blame her for being jealous of Abigail.

    • B. 

      She was trying to convince John to confess.

    • C. 

      She said she was pregnant.

    • D. 

      He almost believe Mary’s story.

  • 4. 
    1.      Of what does Giles accuse Putnam?
    • A. 

      He accuses him of killing his neighbors for their land

    • B. 

      He accuses him of being in service to the devil.

    • C. 

      He accuses him of taking advantage of the girls.

    • D. 

      He accuses him of being a hypocrite.

  • 5. 
    • A. 

      He worries about his own safety from the girls’ accusations.

    • B. 

      He sees that he has been a failure at removing witchcraft from Salem.

    • C. 

      He thinks his reputation will be hurt.

    • D. 

      He begins to realize that the people who have been accused and sentenced so far could very well have been innocent.

  • 6. 
    1.      Hathorne thinks of a test for Mary. What is it?
    • A. 

      He asks her to recite the Ten Commandments.

    • B. 

      He asks her to faint.

    • C. 

      He asks her to fly around the room.

    • D. 

      He asks her to stick a pin in her poppet.

  • 7. 
    What do the girls do to Mary?
    • A. 

      They glare at her.

    • B. 

      They threaten her, saying she will regret her wrongful accusations about them for the rest of her life.

    • C. 

      They pretend that her spirit is coming to get them.

    • D. 

      They pretend the devil is in the room.

  • 8. 
    Which line best expresses the real truth behind the trials?
    • A. 

      "Is every defense an attack upon the court?"

    • B. 

      "I have evidence for the court!"

    • C. 

      "But it does not follow that everyone accused is part of it."

    • D. 

      ".... private vengeance is working through this testimony!"

  • 9. 
    • A. 

      Name the person who accused Putnam of grabbing land.

    • B. 

      Leave the court without presenting his evidence.

    • C. 

      Accuse his wife of conjuring spells.

    • D. 

      Name the books his has been reading.

  • 10. 
    Hale begins seriously to doubt the morality and motivations of the trials when he ...
    • A. 

      Hears John Proctor's story.

    • B. 

      Talks to Giles Corey.

    • C. 

      Signs Rebeca's death sentence.

    • D. 

      Reads Gile's deposition.

  • 11. 
    Francis Nurse is terrified when Danforth insists on questioning the people who signed his petition because he ...
    • A. 

      Knows he will be arrested for contempt.

    • B. 

      Knows the people will deny signing it.

    • C. 

      Promised no harm would come to them.

    • D. 

      Feels the judge should accept his word.

  • 12. 
    • A. 

      Believes that Parris has orchestrated the trials.

    • B. 

      Feels that the devil will never be driven from Salem.

    • C. 

      Is upset by the way John Proctor has treated Abigail.

    • D. 

      Believes the testimony of Mary Warren and John Proctor.

  • 13. 
    Whose trial is going on at the beginning of Act 3?
    • A. 

      Rebecca Nurse

    • B. 

      Abigail Williams

    • C. 

      Martha Corey

    • D. 

      John Proctor

  • 14. 
    All of the following say they have proof that the girls are frauds except:
    • A. 

      Giles Corey

    • B. 

      John Proctor

    • C. 

      Francis Nurse

    • D. 

      Reverend Parris

  • 15. 
    • A. 

      A petition signed by the community stating that Rebecca Nurse, Martha Corey, and Elizabeth Proctor are good women and have not done anything to indicate that they have dealings with the devil.

    • B. 

      A deposition sating that Thomas Putnam was having his daughter cry witchcraft in order to gain land from others.

    • C. 

      Mary Warren’s deposition stating that the girls are not telling the truth.A deposition sating that Thomas Putnam was having his daughter cry witchcraft in order to gain land from others.

    • D. 

      John Proctor’s deposition stating that he had an affair with Abigail Williams

  • 16. 
    What does Proctor find out about his wife from Danforth?
    • A. 

      She is going to hang

    • B. 

      She has been pressed

    • C. 

      She is pregnant

    • D. 

      She has confessed to witchcraft

  • 17. 
    What happens to Giles Corey?
    • A. 

      He is hung

    • B. 

      He is pressed

    • C. 

      He is shot

    • D. 

      He is beheaded

  • 18. 
    What does Abigail do when confronted by Hawthorne about the cries of witchcraft being lies?
    • A. 

      She acts offended that he would even question her.

    • B. 

      She attempts to leave the room

    • C. 

      She pretends to see Marry Warren’s spirit in the form of a yellow bird.

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 19. 
    What does Proctor end up confessing about himself?
    • A. 

      He still loves Abigail

    • B. 

      He had an affair with Abigail

    • C. 

      He doesn’t’ believe in God

    • D. 

      He has divorced his wife

  • 20. 
    • A. 

      He asks Abigail to tell the truth and he trusts her story

    • B. 

      He takes a poll of the people standing in the courtroom to see if they believe him

    • C. 

      He brings Elizabeth in and asks her why she fired Abigail

    • D. 

      He brings Martha Corey in to second his story

  • 21. 
    • A. 

      She breaks down and points her finger at John Proctor saying he is with the devil.

    • B. 

      She gets so upset that she runs out of the room crying hysterically.

    • C. 

      She stands strong and the judges believe what she is saying

    • D. 

      She sticks to her story and doesn’t falter with the truth.

  • 22. 
    In Act Three, the details of the setting create a mood that is ...
    • A. 

      Gloomy and forbidding.

    • B. 

      Airy and hopeful.

    • C. 

      Sad and dispirited.

    • D. 

      Strange and mysterious

  • 23. 
    • A. 

      Asking Danforth to help her.

    • B. 

      Saying that she regrets accusing innocent people.

    • C. 

      Asking Danforth for forgiveness.

    • D. 

      Using her power to threaten him.

  • 24. 
    What can you conclude about Parris from Act Three?
    • A. 

      He truly fears for his life.

    • B. 

      He is a tremendous help to the proceedings.

    • C. 

      He is concerned about Mary Warren.

    • D. 

      He is fighting hard to get at the truth.

  • 25. 
    Elizabeth Proctor did not tell Danforth that Abigail was a harlot because she ...
    • A. 

      Wanted John to be arrested.

    • B. 

      Feared that John might be hanged for adultery.

    • C. 

      Wanted to save John’s reputation.

    • D. 

      Did not want to hurt Abigail’s reputation.