The Crucible - Act I Vocab Quiz

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English 10 Quiz on Act I vocabulary for The Crucible.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Read the following quote from Booker T. Washington's book Up from Slavery."During the next half-century and more, my race must continue passing through the severe American crucible."In this sentence, crucible most nearly means:
    • A. 

      Container for melting metals

    • B. 

      Test or trial

    • C. 

      Play

    • D. 

      Dream

  • 2. 
    In Act I, Mary Warren bends to the will of others because she is _________________________.
    • A. 

      Malevolent

    • B. 

      Dissembling

    • C. 

      Vindictive

    • D. 

      Subservient

  • 3. 
    Because he wants to get revenge upon people, Thomas Putnam is considered _________.
    • A. 

      Subservient

    • B. 

      Dissembling

    • C. 

      Vindictive

    • D. 

      Calumny

  • 4. 
    In the beginning of The Crucible, since Abigail is worried about what her uncle believes happened in the woods, she behaves with uncharacteristic __________________, instead of her usual boldness.
    • A. 

      Malevolence

    • B. 

      Propriety

    • C. 

      Calumny

    • D. 

      Crucible

  • 5. 
    Francis and Giles think their wives are innocent and are being accused because of the ________ of people in the town.
    • A. 

      Propriety

    • B. 

      Trepidation

    • C. 

      Calumny

    • D. 

      Subservience

  • 6. 
    When she thinks Abigail has charged her, Elizabeth feels ______________ because she is so nervous.
    • A. 

      Theocracy

    • B. 

      Iniquity

    • C. 

      Benevolence

    • D. 

      Trepidation

  • 7. 
    Once the trials started, the girls were seen as holy vessels, saving the town from ________.
    • A. 

      Propriety

    • B. 

      Iniquity

    • C. 

      Subservience

    • D. 

      Theocracy

  • 8. 
    Since it is a religious-based government, the Puritan settlement is considered a _________.
    • A. 

      Heterdoxy

    • B. 

      Junta

    • C. 

      Crucible

    • D. 

      Theocracy

  • 9. 
    Abigail is described as being great at dissembling, which means she is good at
    • A. 

      Giving a false or misleading appearance.

    • B. 

      Conforming to established standards of good or proper behavior

    • C. 

      Moving one's feet or body, or both, rhythmically in a pattern of steps

    • D. 

      To set forth the opinions, feelings, etc., of (oneself), as in speaking, writing, or painting

  • 10. 
    Francis, Giles and John feel that the girls in court are ____________________ their innocent wives by accusing them of witchcraft.
    • A. 

      Dissinfecting

    • B. 

      Maligning

    • C. 

      Crucible

    • D. 

      Overture

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