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Arthur Miller Test Five -- Part One

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  • 1. 
    Who was responsible for leading the 20th century witch hunt that Arthur Miller wrote the play The Crucible about?
    • A. 

      Lenin

    • B. 

      McCarthy

    • C. 

      McCartney

    • D. 

      Monroe

  • 2. 
    In “Recitatif,” Toni Morrison explicitly reveals the race of Twyla and Roberta
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    In 1960, John F. Kennedy was elected President, and his brother, Robert Kennedy (U.S. attorney general), sent federal troops into the South to enforce desegregation
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Based on what you know about the characters in Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, what are some of the reasonable explanations for why people were accusing others of witchcraft?
    • A. 

      Abigail may have accused others, particularly Goody Proctor, so that she could be with John Proctor after Goody Proctor was executed for being a witch.

    • B. 

      In general, some may have been going along with the accusations of witchcraft toward others simply because it was easier than standing up for the truth and facing possible rejection and ruin.

    • C. 

      Placing societal problems on another cause, rather than taking blame/accepting responsibility for the societal issues.

    • D. 

      At some point, they were accusing others of witchcraft simply because their lie had grown so out of control, it could have create severe backlash were they to admit that they had lied.

    • E. 

      Parris may have accused those in the community who wanted to remove him from his position so that he could remain in his position.

    • F. 

      They were accusing others of witchcraft because those who they were accusing were true witches who they had literally witnessed signing Satan’s book.

    • G. 

      To create hysteria to distract from their own wrong doing.

  • 5. 
    In the 1980s and 1990s, the U.S. engaged in quick, sharply specified interventions rather than war
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    In “Recitatif,” Toni Morrison creates a world where race is of no consequence and people are judged based on who they are rather than appearance
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    During World War II, with three million men in uniform, the workforce was comprised of increasing numbers of women. After hostilities concluded, many women gladly and eagerly returned to homemaking.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Since 1945, in literature, there have been conflicts between (choose all that apply)
    • A. 

      Tradition/innovation

    • B. 

      Constancy/steadiness

    • C. 

      Difference/variance

    • D. 

      Custom/convention

    • E. 

      Conformity/individuality

    • F. 

      Stability/disruption

  • 9. 
    Arthur Miller wrote the play The Crucible to comment on a 20th century witch hunt, which was really the hunt for
    • A. 

      Witches

    • B. 

      Consorts

    • C. 

      Communists

    • D. 

      Black panthers

  • 10. 
    African American men who had fought in World War II, served in fighting units throughout the war and were unwilling to return to second-class citizen status after the war
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False