The Crucible Play Act IV Test! TrIVia Quiz

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The Crucible Play Act IV Test! TrIVia Quiz

In act four of The Crucible, we got to see Herrick remove Tituba and Sarah from the jail cell for the court officials to have a meeting there. The people in the nearby town of Andover, Massachusetts revolted against the court for the witch trials. What more can you remember from act four of the play? Take this quiz and see how much you remember.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    John Proctor says there is only one thing keeping him from confessing. What is it?
    • A. 

      He won't confess until Abigail is executed.

    • B. 

      He won't confess until Elizabeth confesses.

    • C. 

      He won't confess because he is innocent.

    • D. 

      He won't confess out of spite.

  • 2. 
    What is Parris's real reason for wanting Proctor saved?
    • A. 

      A concern for his own safety.

    • B. 

      Fear of hanging an innocent man.

    • C. 

      Fear that Hale will turn the village against him.

    • D. 

      A desire for his own redemption.

  • 3. 
    • A. 

      He refuses to accept any suggestions from Hale.

    • B. 

      He fears the people will riot if the executions don't take place.

    • C. 

      It might look as if he has wrongly executed innocent people.

    • D. 

      He doubts the authority of the church.

  • 4. 
    Giles Corey can best be described as
    • A. 

      Petty

    • B. 

      Courageous

    • C. 

      Cruel

    • D. 

      Remorseful

  • 5. 
    You can infer that Abigail and Mercy have left Salem because they
    • A. 

      Were asked to leave by Parris.

    • B. 

      Cannot bear to see Proctor hanged.

    • C. 

      Have gone to Andover for the witch trials.

    • D. 

      Fear the villagers will turn on them.

  • 6. 
    • A. 

      The farmers fear the trials and have left Salem.

    • B. 

      The people believe the devil has possessed the cows.

    • C. 

      Many farmers have been jailed and can't take care of their farms.

    • D. 

      The farmers are spending too much time at the trials.

  • 7. 
    • A. 

      "Another judgment waits us all!"

    • B. 

      "I am not your judge, I cannot be."

    • C. 

      "I never knew such goodness in the world!"

    • D. 

      "I cannot mount the gibbet like a saint."

  • 8. 
    What does Parris reveal about Abigail and Mercy Lewis at the beginning of Act IV?
    • A. 

      That they have been lying this whole time in order to gain attention from the community.

    • B. 

      That they want to confess that they have seen the devil.

    • C. 

      That they have run away and stolen all of Parris’s money.

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 9. 
    What does Proctor do after signing his confession?
    • A. 

      Embrace Elizabeth and tell her he will never stray from her again.

    • B. 

      Break down crying and beg everyone for their forgiveness

    • C. 

      Rip up the confession so that it cannot be hung on the church door

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 10. 
    What can you conclude from the references made to Andover?
    • A. 

      Andover has been purged of all witches.

    • B. 

      The people of Andover are demanding new trials.

    • C. 

      There will be many more deaths in Andover

    • D. 

      The people have rebelled and overthrown the court.

  • 11. 
    Why is it important to Danforth and Parris that Proctor confess?
    • A. 

      His confession will prove that Abigail is a fraud.

    • B. 

      His confession will convince people the court has been just.

    • C. 

      They truly want to save Proctor’s soul.

    • D. 

      Elizabeth has pleaded for Proctor’s life.

  • 12. 
    • A. 

      He deserves to hang for the sins he has committed against her.

    • B. 

      He has self-respect and knows there is some goodness in him.

    • C. 

      She would rather have him confess to a lie than be hanged.

    • D. 

      Abigail has left the village and freed John from guilt.

  • 13. 
    The climax of Act Four occurs when
    • A. 

      Hale says it is better to live than to die unjustly.

    • B. 

      Rebecca realizes that John Proctor is confessing.

    • C. 

      Proctor rips up his confession.

    • D. 

      Parris admits that Abigail is gone.