The Crucible Quote Test

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The Crucible Quote Test - Quiz

Quote test on The Crucible by Arthur Miller.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    "Let either of you breathe a word, or the edge of a word, about the other things, and I will come to you in the black of some terrible night and I will bring a pointy reckoning that will shudder you."

  • 2. 

    "You are no wintry man. I know you, John. I know you."

  • 3. 

    "But I will cut off my hand before I'll ever reach for you again."

    Explanation
    The given statement suggests that John has a strong aversion towards reaching out to Abby again. He is willing to go to extreme lengths, even cutting off his own hand, to avoid any future interaction or connection with her. This implies that John has experienced some negative or hurtful experiences with Abby in the past, leading him to make this drastic statement.

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  • 4. 

    "A child's spirit is like a child, you can never catch it by running after it; you must stand still, and, for love, it will soon itself come back."

  • 5. 

    "You will confess yourself or I will take you out and whip you to your death, Tituba!"

    Explanation
    In this statement, Parris is threatening Tituba with severe consequences if she does not confess. The use of the phrase "take you out and whip you to your death" indicates that Parris is willing to resort to extreme measures to force Tituba to confess. This shows Parris's desperation and determination to get the information he wants, even if it means resorting to violence.

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  • 6. 

    "I do not judge you. The magistrate sits in your heart that judges you. I never thought you but a good man, John - only somewhat bewildered."

    Explanation
    In this statement, Elizabeth is expressing her understanding and acceptance of John's actions. She acknowledges that she does not hold any judgment towards him, but believes that he is being judged by his own conscience, represented by the "magistrate" in his heart. Elizabeth reassures John that she still sees him as a good person, despite his confusion or mistakes.

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  • 7. 

    "The promise that a stallion gives a mare I gave that girl!"

  • 8. 

    "If you think that I am one, then I say there are none!"

  • 9. 

    "The girl, the Williams girl, Abigail Williams, sir. She sat to dinner in Reverend Parris's house tonight, and without word nor warnin' she falls to the floor. Like a struck beast, he says, and screamed a scream that a bull would weep to hear. And he goes to save her, and, stuck two inches in the flesh of her belly, he draw a needle out. And demandin' of her how she come to be so stabbed, she --- testify it were your wife's familiar spirit pushed it in."

    Explanation
    Cheever is speaking to John about an incident where Abigail Williams, a girl who was dining at Reverend Parris's house, suddenly fell to the floor. When Reverend Parris went to help her, he found a needle stuck in her belly. Cheever accuses John's wife of using her familiar spirit to push the needle into Abigail. This suggests that Cheever believes John's wife, Elizabeth, is involved in witchcraft and is using her powers to harm others.

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  • 10. 

    "Why--! The girl is murder! She must be ripped out of the world!"

  • 11. 

    "And do you know that near to four hundred are in the jails from Marblehead to Lynn, and upon my signature? And seventy-two ondemned to hand by that signature?"

    Explanation
    The given answer is a statement that indicates the speaker of the quote, which is Danforth, speaking to Francis. The quote suggests that there are nearly four hundred people in jail from Marblehead to Lynn, and they are there because of Danforth's signature. Additionally, it mentions that seventy-two individuals have been condemned to hang based on Danforth's signature. This implies that Danforth has played a significant role in the incarceration and sentencing of these individuals.

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  • 12. 

    "The woman will never lie, Mr. Danforth."

  • 13. 

    "But witchcraft is ipso facto, on its face and by its nature. An invisible crime, is it not? Therefore, who may possibly be witness to it? The witch and the victim. None other."

  • 14. 

    "Let you beware, Mr. Danforth. Think you to be so mighty that the power of Hell may not turn your wits? Beware of it!"

  • 15. 

    "I have known her, sir. I have known her."

    Explanation
    This quote suggests that John is emphasizing his familiarity with the person in question, possibly to establish credibility or to emphasize the importance of his knowledge. By repeating the statement, John is emphasizing the depth and certainty of his knowledge about this individual.

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  • 16. 

    "In her life, sir, she have never lied. There are them that cannot sing, and them that cannot weep--my wife cannot lie. I have paid much to learn it, sir."

    Explanation
    The given answer suggests that John is referring to his wife's honesty. He states that in her entire life, she has never lied. He further explains that there are people who cannot sing and cannot weep, but his wife cannot lie. He emphasizes that he has paid a lot to learn this about her. This implies that John believes his wife to be completely truthful and trustworthy.

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  • 17. 

    "I say---I say--- God is dead!!!"

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "John to the court, John to Danforth, John to court." This answer suggests that John made the statement "I say---I say--- God is dead!!!" to the court and specifically to Danforth, who may be a member of the court. The repetition of "John to court" reinforces the idea that John made this statement in a court setting.

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