The Crucible Act II Test

18 Questions
the crucible act II test

Take this quiz if you are interested to learn something about the crucible play!

Please wait...
Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    • A. 

      Was named by Elizabeth Proctor in court

    • B. 

      Put a curse on Goody Putnam

    • C. 

      Could not recite the ten commandments

    • D. 

      Slept in a ditch

  • 2. 
    At first, Mary Warren enjoys her role in court because she ...
    • A. 

      Thinks she has been chosen by God.

    • B. 

      Likes the power and status she has in the village.

    • C. 

      Knows she can destroy Elizabeth Proctor.

    • D. 

      Plans to accuse Abigail of witchcraft.

  • 3. 
    Why is there tension between Elizabeth Proctor and her husband?
    • A. 

      Elizabeth is ill.

    • B. 

      John plans to spend more time with Abigail.

    • C. 

      John has had an adulterous affair.

    • D. 

      John is planning to leave Elizabeth.

  • 4. 
    Abigail stuck a needle into her stomach in order to ...
    • A. 

      Accuse Elizabeth Proctor of witchcraft.

    • B. 

      Cast suspicion on Mary Warren.

    • C. 

      Claim that it was John Proctor's doing.

    • D. 

      Pretend that she was a witch.

  • 5. 
    Why does Mary say she cannot tell the truth in court?
    • A. 

      She does not want the other girls punished.

    • B. 

      She wants Elizabeth found guilty.

    • C. 

      She is afraid that Abigail will kill her.

    • D. 

      She too embarrassed to admit that she is a fraud.

  • 6. 
    • A. 

      If he baptizes his son, his wife will be freed.

    • B. 

      He knows his adultery has caused Elizabeth to be arrested.

    • C. 

      He knows Elizabeth is being punished for his quarrels with Parris.

    • D. 

      He will not release Elizabeth until Proctor attends church.

  • 7. 
    • A. 

      Goody Osburn's conjuring was much worse.

    • B. 

      The villagers like Sarah Good better that Goody Osburn.

    • C. 

      Parris spoke up for Sarah Good.

    • D. 

      Sarah Good confessed, but Goody Osburn did not.

  • 8. 
    Elizabeth urges John to go to Salem to ...
    • A. 

      Protect Mary Warren.

    • B. 

      Tell the court that Abigail’s story is a hoax.

    • C. 

      Announce publicly that he believes in witchcraft.

    • D. 

      Ask the court for forgiveness.

  • 9. 
    People “part like the seas” for Abigail because they ...
    • A. 

      Love and admire her.

    • B. 

      Believe her to be honest.

    • C. 

      Respect her devotion and faith.

    • D. 

      Fear her power to accuse them.

  • 10. 
    By the end of Act Two, Reverend Hale has begun to worry that ...
    • A. 

      The villagers might rebel against his authority.

    • B. 

      Perhaps innocent people are being accused.

    • C. 

      Rebecca Nurse did murder Goody Putnam’s babies.

    • D. 

      Most of the villagers are in league with the devil.

  • 11. 
    What gift did Mary Warren give Elizabeth?
    • A. 

      A bible

    • B. 

      A flowers

    • C. 

      A poppet

    • D. 

      A pig

  • 12. 
    • A. 

      She’s sick and a little paranoid.

    • B. 

      She believes Abby wants to take her place as John’s wife.

    • C. 

      She believes Abby is bewitched and will try to destroy anything good.

    • D. 

      None of the above.

  • 13. 
    On what charge(s) was Rebecca Nurse arrested?
    • A. 

      The murder of Goody Putnam’s babies

    • B. 

      Conduct unbefitting a Puritan

    • C. 

      Inability to say her ten commandments

    • D. 

      For making a voodoo doll.

  • 14. 
    When Elizabeth says to Proctor, “The magistrate sits in your heart that judges you,” she means that Proctor ...
    • A. 

      Carries the knowledge of his own guilt.

    • B. 

      Is too quick to judge himself.

    • C. 

      Should speak more openly about his thoughts.

    • D. 

      Knows that she loves him and forgives him.

  • 15. 
    Which of the following words best characterizes Mary Warren?
    • A. 

      Pious

    • B. 

      Jealous

    • C. 

      Gullible

    • D. 

      Vicious

  • 16. 
    • A. 

      She wants to make friends with Elizabeth.

    • B. 

      She wants Elizabeth to see her as an innocent girl.

    • C. 

      She wants to plant evidence of witchcraft in Elizabeth’s house.

    • D. 

      She wants to make peace with Elizabeth after disobeying her.

  • 17. 
    When Mary says that the crowd parted for Abigail like the sea for Israel, she makes ...
    • A. 

      A comparison to politics.

    • B. 

      An allusion to the Bible.

    • C. 

      Eventual trouble for Abigail.

    • D. 

      A bigoted joke.

  • 18. 
    Giles Corey thinks Putnam is accusing neighbors of witchcraft because Putnam wants to ...
    • A. 

      Prevent his daughter from joining the witches

    • B. 

      Gain their land

    • C. 

      Avoid revelation of his secret life

    • D. 

      Destroy the community