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The Crucible Act 1 Quiz - Quiz

The Crucible study guide contains a biography of Arthur Miller, literature essays, quiz questions, major themes, characters, and a full summary and analysis.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Why does Abigail Williams live with Reverend Parris?    

    • A.

      She is having an affair with him.

    • B.

      She is his niece.

    • C.

      She is his servant.

    • D.

      She is his illegitimate daughter.

  • 2. 

    Which of these characters is not condemned for witchery?

    • A.

      Rebecca Nurse

    • B.

      Bridget Bishop

    • C.

      John Proctor

    • D.

      Giles Corey

  • 3. 

    Why does Reverend Parris wish to spare Proctor?  

    • A.

      He wants to have revenge against Abigail.

    • B.

      He is convinced that Proctor is innocent.

    • C.

      He wishes to tear down the court.

    • D.

      He fears for his life if a respected man is hanged.

  • 4. 

    "The Devil is precise; the marks of his presence are definite as stone." What is the significance of this line? 

    • A.

      It shows that Mary Warren is a prideful girl who thinks herself the superior of the Proctors

    • B.

      It is ironic, for Reverend Hale is using ambiguous marks to define the devil's presence.

    • C.

      It foreshadows Giles Corey's death by stoning.

    • D.

      It is a veiled threat that Reverend Parris uses against Proctor for opposing him.

  • 5. 

    Which of the following did not occur during the dancing?

    • A.

      Susanna Walcott murdered a frog and a rabbit for Tituba's spell.

    • B.

      Mercy Lewis danced naked.

    • C.

      Tituba attempted to conjure Ruth Putnam's sisters.

    • D.

      Abigail Williams drank a charm to kill Goody Proctor.

  • 6. 

    "More weight." What of the following is not significant about this line?   

    • A.

      Danforth erroneously believes that Giles will admit to witchery if placed under greater torture.

    • B.

      Because Giles dies by refusing to answer questions, he is not excommunicated and dies a Christian.

    • C.

      Elizabeth mentions this to John as he decides whether or not to admit to witchcraft, serving as an example of a friend who sacrificed himself for a greater good.

    • D.

      Giles chooses his death, sacrificing himself to spare others.

  • 7. 

    Which of the following characters does not support John Proctor's decision to falsely admit to witchcraft? 

    • A.

      Elizabeth Proctor

    • B.

      Deputy Governor Danforth

    • C.

      Reverend Parris

    • D.

      Reverend Hale

  • 8. 

    Why do many of the accused admit to witchcraft?  

    • A.

      They are forced to admitting to witchcraft under duress and torture.

    • B.

      By admitting to witchcraft they guarantee that they will not be executed.

    • C.

      They are actually witches.

    • D.

      By admitting to witchcraft they can accuse others of the same crime.

  • 9. 

    Which of the following is not a complaint that Proctor has against Reverend Parris?

    • A.

      Parris demands too much compensation, such as the right to his house.

    • B.

      Parris focuses on hell and damnation in his services.

    • C.

      Parris reaches out for land at the expense of his neighbors

    • D.

      Parris wastes the church money on extravagant items.

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