Book Quiz: The Crucible Act I

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Book Quiz: The Crucible Act I - Quiz

Have you read the popular play 'The Crucible'? If you remember all its acts, you can take this, the crucible act 1 quiz, and check out your memory. The Crucible is a very interesting play to read. The first act occurs in the Reverend's house, a guy who thinks the world is against him. What can you remember from this act of the play? Take up this simple quiz and see what score you get—all the best as you continue reading it.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    In what year did the play take place?

    • A.

      1692

    • B.

      1800

    • C.

      1952

    • D.

      2009

    • E.

      1750

    Correct Answer
    A. 1692
    Explanation
    The play took place in the year 1692.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. Unnatural causes
    Explanation
    Dr. Griggs suggests that the possible cause of Reverend Parris's daughter's illness could be unnatural causes. This implies that the illness may not have a natural or medical explanation, but rather could be attributed to supernatural or mystical factors. It could be related to witchcraft or some other supernatural phenomenon, which was a common belief during the time period in which the story is set.

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  • 3. 

    What were Betty and Abigail doing in the forest when Reverend Paris frightened them?

    • A.

      Playing hide and seek

    • B.

      Gathering firewood

    • C.

      Making soup

    • D.

      Camping

    • E.

      Dancing and conjuring spirits with Tituba

    Correct Answer
    E. Dancing and conjuring spirits with Tituba
    Explanation
    Betty and Abigail were dancing and conjuring spirits with Tituba in the forest when Reverend Paris frightened them.

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  • 4. 

    What do the Putnam 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.

    Correct Answer
    C. Both have sick or bewitched daughters.
    Explanation
    Both the Putnam and Reverend Paris have sick or bewitched daughters. This commonality suggests that both families are dealing with similar issues and facing challenges related to the well-being of their daughters. This shared experience may potentially create a bond or connection between the two families as they navigate through the difficulties caused by their daughters' afflictions.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    E. To get rid of her so she could be with John Proctor.
    Explanation
    Abigail's mission concerning the wife of John Proctor was to get rid of her so she could be with John Proctor. This suggests that Abigail had romantic feelings for John Proctor and wanted to remove his wife from the picture in order to pursue a relationship with him.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    A. To right the wrongs that had been done to him and his family.
    Explanation
    Thomas Putnam's mission was to right the wrongs that had been done to him and his family. This suggests that he was seeking justice and retribution for perceived injustices committed against him and his loved ones. It implies that he was motivated by a desire for revenge and to rectify any harm or damage that had been inflicted upon his family.

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  • 7. 

    What are 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

    Correct Answer
    C. Reverend Paris's home in Betty's room
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Reverend Paris's home in Betty's room. This is indicated by the line "Reverend Paris's home in Betty's room" in the given options.

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  • 8. 

    Why did Mrs. Putnam send her daughter to Tituba?

    • A.

      To put a charm on John Proctor.

    • B.

      To put a charm on 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.

    Correct Answer
    E. To have her conjure the spirits of the 7 dead Putnam babies.
    Explanation
    Mrs. Putnam sent her daughter to Tituba to have her conjure the spirits of the 7 dead Putnam babies. This suggests that Mrs. Putnam believed that Tituba had the ability to communicate with the spirits and hoped that she could bring back the spirits of her deceased children. This action reflects Mrs. Putnam's desperation and grief over the loss of her babies, as well as her belief in the supernatural and the possibility of making contact with the dead.

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  • 9. 

    Who did Betty call for when she awakened, and what did she try to do?

    • A.

      Her dead mother/ goes to her gravesite.

    • B.

      Her dead mother/ flies 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.

    Correct Answer
    B. Her dead mother/ flies out of the window.
  • 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 is 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

    Correct Answer
    A. Lumber and land- Putnam's grandfather willed land he did not own
    Explanation
    Putnam and Proctor are arguing about the issue of lumber and land. Putnam claims that his grandfather willed land that he did not actually own, suggesting that he is trying to acquire more land through deceitful means. Proctor, on the other hand, may be challenging Putnam's claim and questioning the legitimacy of his ownership. This argument revolves around the dispute over the inheritance of land and the potential dishonesty of Putnam's actions.

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  • 11. 

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

    • A.

      She steals her books.

    • B.

      She pokes him.

    • C.

      She reads from a book that she hides from him.

    • D.

      She hides his books.

    • E.

      She tells his secrets to everyone.

    Correct Answer
    C. She reads from a book that she hides from him.
    Explanation
    Giles Corey's wife disturbs him by reading from a book that she hides from him. This implies that she is engaging in secretive behavior by concealing her reading material from him, which causes him to feel disturbed or unsettled.

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  • 12. 

    When Tituba, Abigail, and Betty CRY OUT, they name certain individuals as witches. What are the names of these?

    • A.

      Goody Osburn

    • B.

      Goody Hawkins

    • C.

      Alice Barrow

    • D.

      Goody Bibber

    • E.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    E. All of the above
    Explanation
    When Tituba, Abigail, and Betty cry out, they name Goody Osburn, Goody Hawkins, Alice Barrow, and Goody Bibber as witches. This means that all of the above names are mentioned by them as individuals who are believed to be witches.

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  • 13. 

    What is the relationship between Reverend Parris and Betty?

    • A.

      Uncle and niece

    • B.

      Father and daughter

    • C.

      Cousins

    • D.

      Master and Servant

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Father and daughter
    Explanation
    Reverend Parris is the father of Betty, as indicated by the term "Father" in the answer options. This relationship is further supported by the fact that Reverend Parris is a reverend, suggesting a familial connection with Betty.

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  • 14. 

    What is the relationship between Tituba and Reverend  Paris?

    • A.

      Cousins

    • B.

      Siblings

    • C.

      Daughter and father

    • D.

      Master and slave

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. Master and slave
    Explanation
    The relationship between Tituba and Reverend Paris is that of master and slave. This can be inferred from the historical context of the question, as Tituba was a slave from Barbados who belonged to Reverend Paris. The term "master and slave" refers to a hierarchical relationship where one person has ownership and control over another. In this case, Reverend Paris is the master and Tituba is the slave.

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  • 15. 

    Who are Ann and Thomas Putnam?

    • A.

      Ruth's parents

    • B.

      Reverend's friends

    • C.

      Betty's parents

    • D.

      Tituba's relatives

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Ruth's parents
    Explanation
    Ann and Thomas Putnam are the parents of Ruth. This is evident from the question itself, as it states "Who are Ann and Thomas Putnam?" and then provides the options, one of which is "Ruth's parents." Therefore, the correct answer is that Ann and Thomas Putnam are Ruth's parents.

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  • 16. 

    What is Ann and Thomas' motivation behind the suggestion that Betty is bewitched?

    • A.

      Care

    • B.

      Revenge

    • C.

      Moral support

    • D.

      Happiness

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Revenge
    Explanation
    Ann and Thomas' motivation behind suggesting that Betty is bewitched is revenge. This implies that they have a personal grudge or resentment towards Betty and are seeking to harm or cause trouble for her. Revenge is a strong driving force that can lead individuals to make false accusations or spread rumors in order to get back at someone they feel has wronged them.

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  • 17. 

    How is Mercy Lewis related to Putnam?

    • A.

      Siblings

    • B.

      Servant

    • C.

      Cousins

    • D.

      Father

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Servant
    Explanation
    Mercy Lewis is related to Putnam as a servant. This means that Mercy Lewis works for the Putnam family, likely performing household tasks and duties.

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  • 18. 

    What is John Proctor's profession?

    • A.

      Doctor

    • B.

      Lawyer

    • C.

      Farmer

    • D.

      Teacher

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Farmer
    Explanation
    John Proctor's profession is a farmer.

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  • 19. 

    Who is Elizabeth Proctor?

    • A.

      Betty's mother

    • B.

      Reverend's wife

    • C.

      John's wife

    • D.

      Abigail's mother

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. John's wife
    Explanation
    Elizabeth Proctor is John's wife.

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  • 20. 

    Who is Rebecca?

    • A.

      A nurse

    • B.

      A doctor

    • C.

      A teacher

    • D.

      All of the above

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. A nurse
    Explanation
    In "The Crucible," Rebecca Nurse emerges as a saintly and grandmotherly figure, offering a striking contrast to the hysterical young girls and the sinister Putnams. She is the wife of the wealthy and respected Francis Nurse, embodying a sense of calm amidst the chaos of the play.

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