The Crucible Unit Test

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  • 1. 

    Who is Reverend Parris's daughter?

    • A.

      Abigail

    • B.

      Mary

    • C.

      Betty

    Correct Answer
    C. Betty
    Explanation
    As the play opens, Betty Parris is confined to bed rest after being cursed

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  • 2. 

    Who is Reverend Parris's Slave?

    • A.

      Abigail

    • B.

      Tituba

    • C.

      Mary

    Correct Answer
    B. Tituba
    Explanation
    Reverend Parris's slave is Tituba.

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  • 3. 

    Tituba is the name of the slave who sings songs as the girls are dancing in the woods.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given statement is true. Tituba is indeed the name of the slave who sings songs as the girls are dancing in the woods. This can be inferred from historical accounts and literary works, such as Arthur Miller's play "The Crucible," which depicts the Salem witch trials and includes the character of Tituba.

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  • 4. 

    Who drinks blood the night the girls dance in the woods?

    Correct Answer
    Abigail
    Explanation
    Abigail is the one who drinks blood the night the girls dance in the woods. This is revealed in the play "The Crucible" by Arthur Miller, where Abigail and the other girls are caught dancing in the woods and participating in witchcraft. Abigail is portrayed as the main instigator and leader of the group, and it is implied that she drinks blood as part of the ritual. Her actions and involvement in witchcraft play a significant role in the events that unfold throughout the play.

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  • 5. 

    Who is the Proctor's servant who tries to save John and Elizabeth?

    • A.

      Abigail Williams

    • B.

      Mary Warren

    • C.

      Tituba

    • D.

      Betty Parris

    Correct Answer
    B. Mary Warren
    Explanation
    Mary Warren is the Proctor's servant who tries to save John and Elizabeth. She initially joins Abigail Williams and the other girls in accusing people of witchcraft, but later confesses that they were all lying. Mary Warren tries to convince the court that the accusations were false and that John and Elizabeth Proctor are innocent. However, her efforts are ultimately futile as the court does not believe her and John and Elizabeth are still found guilty.

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  • 6. 

    Who is supposedly seen flying through the window?

    • A.

      Abigail

    • B.

      Betty

    • C.

      Mary

    Correct Answer
    B. Betty
  • 7. 

    Who says, "I'll Fly to Mama. Let me fly!"?

    Correct Answer
    Betty
  • 8. 

    Why do you think John Proctor could not remember the Commandments? Which specific commandment couldnt he remember? What purpose does this show in the play?

  • 9. 

    Based on the entire play, who was the person that caused all the problems during the Salem witch trials? And why? Be sure to back up your answer with supporting details.

  • 10. 

    Abigail is referred to as the "fiend" and the "old boy"

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
  • 11. 

    I am honest, upright, and a hard worker. Many people in Salem look up to me. It is important for me to feel I am living the right way. Who am I?

    Correct Answer
    John Proctor
    Explanation
    John Proctor can be identified as the person described in the statement because he is known for his honesty, integrity, and strong work ethic. He is respected by the people in Salem, which suggests that he is a figure of admiration and influence. Additionally, the mention of living the right way aligns with Proctor's struggle to maintain his moral values and resist the unjust accusations during the Salem witch trials.

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  • 12. 

    I have been in Salem 3 years. I want the deed to my house and expect more money. I am unsure why people do not seem to like me. Who am I?

    Correct Answer
    Reverend Parris
    Explanation
    Based on the given information, the person mentioned has been in Salem for 3 years, wants the deed to their house, expects more money, and is unsure why people do not seem to like them. The answer "Reverend Parris" fits this description as he was a character in Arthur Miller's play "The Crucible" who was the minister in Salem during the infamous Salem witch trials. He was known for his greed and self-interest, which caused him to be disliked by many in the community.

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  • 13. 

    I am an expert on witches, witchcraft and signs of the devil. Who am I?

    Correct Answer
    Reverend Hale
    Explanation
    Reverend Hale is the correct answer because he is known for his expertise in witches, witchcraft, and signs of the devil. As a reverend, he is deeply involved in the Salem witch trials and plays a significant role in identifying and accusing individuals of being witches. His knowledge and understanding of witchcraft make him an authority figure in this subject matter.

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  • 14. 

    I love my husband despite catching him having an affair with Abigail. Who am I?

    Correct Answer
    Elizabeth Proctor
    Explanation
    Elizabeth Proctor is the correct answer because she is the wife of John Proctor, who had an affair with Abigail Williams in Arthur Miller's play "The Crucible." Despite the betrayal, Elizabeth still loves her husband, showing her forgiveness and commitment to their marriage. This situation highlights the complex emotions and struggles Elizabeth faces as she tries to reconcile her love for her husband with the pain caused by his infidelity.

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  • 15. 

    I live with my uncle, Rev. Parris. I worked for the Proctor family until Elizabeth fired me. Who am I?

    Correct Answer
    Abigail Williams
    Explanation
    Abigail Williams is the correct answer because the passage states that she lives with her uncle, Rev. Parris, and used to work for the Proctor family until she was fired by Elizabeth. This information matches with the given answer, confirming that Abigail Williams is the correct choice.

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  • 16. 

    I am an old woman who has had several children and many grandchildren. I don't think the girl's illness has anything to do with witchcraft. I hope Rev. Parris will send Rev. Hale home so there will not be any more trouble in Salem. Who am I?

    Correct Answer
    Rebecca Nurse
    Explanation
    The given statement suggests that the speaker is an old woman who has had several children and grandchildren. She expresses her belief that the girl's illness is not related to witchcraft and hopes that Reverend Parris will send Reverend Hale home to avoid further trouble in Salem. Based on this information, the correct answer is Rebecca Nurse.

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  • 17. 

    I am a farmer who lives 5 miles from Salem. I have stopped attending church because Rev. Parris only preaches about golden candlesticks and sinners going to Hell. Who am I?

    Correct Answer
    John Proctor
    Explanation
    Based on the information provided, the individual is a farmer who lives near Salem and has stopped attending church because of the content of Reverend Parris' sermons. The answer, John Proctor, is a character from Arthur Miller's play "The Crucible," set in Salem during the witch trials. John Proctor is a farmer and a central character who criticizes the materialistic and fear-driven approach of Reverend Parris, which leads him to stop attending church.

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  • 18. 

    I have given birth to 8 children but 7 have died soon after. I think it is the devil's work and sent my daughter Ruth to Tituba to find out who is responsible. Who am I?

    Correct Answer
    Goody Putnam
    Explanation
    Based on the given information, the person who is speaking is Goody Putnam. She mentions that she has given birth to 8 children, but unfortunately, 7 of them have died soon after. She believes that this is the work of the devil and has sent her daughter Ruth to Tituba to find out who is responsible. Therefore, the answer is Goody Putnam.

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  • 19. 

    I am the wealthiest land owner in Salem. I am bitter because one of my relatives was not chosen as minister several years ago. I have several people I would like to seek revenge on. Who am I?

    Correct Answer
    Thomas Putnam
    Explanation
    Based on the given information, the person who fits the description is Thomas Putnam. He is the wealthiest landowner in Salem and holds bitterness towards the town because his relative was not chosen as a minister in the past. This bitterness may have fueled his desire for revenge, making him the likely candidate for the described individual.

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  • 20. 

    I made a poppet while sitting in court and gave it to Goody Proctor. Who am I?

    Correct Answer
    Mary Warren
    Explanation
    Mary Warren is the correct answer because she is the one who made the poppet while sitting in court and gave it to Goody Proctor. The poppet plays a significant role in the play "The Crucible" as it becomes a piece of evidence used against Elizabeth Proctor, leading to her arrest. Mary Warren is a character in the play who is initially one of the accusers but later tries to confess the falsehood of the witch trials.

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  • 21. 

    How old is Mary Warren?

    Correct Answer
    18 Years Old
    Explanation
    Based on the given information, Mary Warren is 18 years old.

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  • 22. 

    I placed a needle in the stomach of the poppet and blamed Goody Proctor for the needle I found sticking me in my stomach. Who am I?

    Correct Answer
    Abigail Williams
    Explanation
    Abigail Williams is the correct answer because she is the one who placed the needle in the stomach of the poppet and then blamed Goody Proctor for it. This incident plays a significant role in the play "The Crucible" as it leads to the accusation and subsequent trial of Goody Proctor for witchcraft. Abigail's actions are fueled by her jealousy towards Goody Proctor and her desire to get revenge on her.

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  • 23. 

    Why is Mr. Proctor suspected by Reverend Hale?

    Correct Answer
    He hasn't been attending church regularly. His third child has not been baptized.
    Explanation
    Mr. Proctor is suspected by Reverend Hale because he hasn't been attending church regularly and his third child has not been baptized. These actions go against the religious norms of the community and may indicate a lack of commitment to the church and its teachings. Reverend Hale may see these as signs of potential moral transgressions or a lack of faith, leading him to suspect Mr. Proctor of being involved in the witchcraft accusations.

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  • 24. 

    Why does John Proctor dislike Reverend Parris?

    Correct Answer
    He preached for golden candlesticks. John doesn't see the light of God in Rev. Parris. Rev. Parris wanted the deed to his house and more money.
    Explanation
    John Proctor dislikes Reverend Parris because he believes that Parris is more focused on material wealth and personal gain rather than spiritual matters. Proctor sees Parris as someone who preaches for golden candlesticks, symbolizing Parris's obsession with material possessions. Additionally, Proctor feels that Parris lacks true religious conviction and does not embody the light of God. Moreover, Proctor is resentful towards Parris because he suspects that Parris wants the deed to his house and more money, which further reinforces his belief that Parris is motivated by greed rather than genuine religious devotion.

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  • 25. 

    What does Abigail pretend to see up in the rafters when she is confronted by John Proctor and Mary Warren in the courtroom?

    Correct Answer
    A little yellow bird
    Explanation
    Abigail pretends to see a little yellow bird up in the rafters when she is confronted by John Proctor and Mary Warren in the courtroom. This is significant because Abigail uses this pretense to divert attention and manipulate the situation. By claiming to see a bird, she creates a distraction and tries to make others doubt her involvement in the accusations against innocent people. This tactic allows her to maintain her power and control over the situation while furthering her own agenda.

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  • 26. 

    What does John Proctor find out about his wife Elizabeth when he goes to court with Mary Warren in Act 3?

    • A.

      She is pregnant

    • B.

      She was having an affair

    • C.

      She is dying

    Correct Answer
    A. She is pregnant
    Explanation
    In Act 3, when John Proctor goes to court with Mary Warren, he discovers that his wife Elizabeth is pregnant. This revelation adds a new layer of complexity to their already strained relationship and further fuels the tension and conflict within the play. The news of Elizabeth's pregnancy also has implications for the accusations of witchcraft that have been made against her, as it raises questions about her innocence and the motivations behind the accusations.

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  • 27. 

    Who is the protagonist in the play?

    • A.

      John Proctor

    • B.

      Abigail Williams

    • C.

      Mary Warren

    Correct Answer
    A. John Proctor
    Explanation
    John Proctor is the protagonist in the play because he is the central character and the main focus of the story. The play revolves around his struggles, conflicts, and ultimate redemption. Proctor's actions and decisions drive the plot forward and his character undergoes a significant transformation throughout the play. He is the one who faces the most challenges and conflicts, making him the primary protagonist of the story.

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  • 28. 

    Who is the antagonist in the play?

    • A.

      Betty Parris

    • B.

      Abigail Williams

    • C.

      Reverend Hale

    Correct Answer
    B. Abigail Williams
    Explanation
    Abigail Williams is the antagonist in the play because she is the main source of conflict and manipulation. She is responsible for starting the witch trials by accusing innocent people and spreading fear and hysteria throughout the community. Abigail is driven by her own selfish desires and will stop at nothing to get what she wants, even if it means destroying the lives of others. Her actions and deceitful nature make her the primary antagonist in the play.

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  • 29. 

    Abigail Williams is pregnant for John Proctor

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
  • 30. 

    Why did Giles Corey prefer being pressed to death to hanging?

    Correct Answer
    If he hanged, all of his land would go up for auction. If he is pressed to death, his family gets to keep its land.
    Explanation
    Giles Corey preferred being pressed to death over hanging because if he were to be hanged, all of his land would be put up for auction. However, if he chose to be pressed to death, his family would be able to keep their land. This suggests that Giles Corey valued his family's ownership of the land more than his own life, leading him to make the decision to be pressed to death instead of being hanged.

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  • 31. 

    What does Giles Corey say right before he dies?

    • A.

      More Weight

    • B.

      I Confess

    • C.

      Stop

    Correct Answer
    A. More Weight
    Explanation
    Giles Corey says "More Weight" right before he dies. This statement is significant because it reflects Corey's refusal to submit to the injustice of the Salem witch trials. Rather than confessing to a crime he did not commit or betraying others, Corey chooses to endure the torture of being pressed to death by adding more weight to the stones placed upon him. His final words are a defiant declaration of his determination to remain steadfast and unwavering in his principles, even in the face of death.

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  • 32. 

    How many people signed a petition stating that Rebecca Nurse, Giles Corey and Elizabeth Proctor are all good God fearing Christians?

    • A.

      75

    • B.

      85

    • C.

      91

    Correct Answer
    C. 91
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 91 because it is the highest number among the options provided. This suggests that the largest number of people signed the petition stating that Rebecca Nurse, Giles Corey, and Elizabeth Proctor are all good God fearing Christians.

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  • 33. 

    Who caught the girls dancing naked in the woods?

    • A.

      Reverend Hale

    • B.

      Reverend Parris

    • C.

      John Proctor

    Correct Answer
    B. Reverend Parris
  • 34. 

    What is the significance of the golden candlesticks?

    • A.

      They illustrate the corruption of the town

    • B.

      They show how materialistic Rev. Parris truly is

    • C.

      They illustrate how materialistic Rev. Hale is

    Correct Answer
    B. They show how materialistic Rev. Parris truly is
    Explanation
    The significance of the golden candlesticks in the given answer is that they reveal the true nature of Rev. Parris as a materialistic individual. This implies that Rev. Parris places a high value on material possessions and wealth, which contrasts with his role as a religious figure. The presence of the golden candlesticks suggests that Rev. Parris prioritizes material wealth over spiritual values, highlighting his corruption and lack of genuine religious devotion.

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  • 35. 

    Who did Abigail drink a blood charm for?

    • A.

      John Proctor

    • B.

      Goody Putnam

    • C.

      Giles Corey

    Correct Answer
    A. John Proctor
    Explanation
    Abigail drank a blood charm for John Proctor. This suggests that she was willing to go to extreme measures to win his affection and maintain their illicit relationship. By drinking the blood charm, Abigail may have believed that she could bind herself to John and ensure his love and loyalty. This action highlights the intensity of Abigail's feelings for John and her desperation to be with him, even if it means resorting to supernatural methods.

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  • 36. 

    What did John Proctor tear up?

    • A.

      Eviction notice

    • B.

      Wife's death warrant

    • C.

      His confession

    Correct Answer
    C. His confession
    Explanation
    John Proctor tore up his confession. This action is significant because it shows his refusal to falsely admit to witchcraft and his determination to maintain his integrity. By tearing up his confession, Proctor chooses to uphold his principles and accept the consequences, even if it means facing death. This decision showcases his bravery and unwillingness to compromise his values, making it a pivotal moment in the story.

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  • 37. 

    Who gets away but should have hanged for a crime?

    • A.

      Abigail Williams

    • B.

      John Proctor

    • C.

      Mary Warren

    Correct Answer
    A. Abigail Williams
    Explanation
    Abigail Williams is the correct answer because she is the main antagonist in Arthur Miller's play, "The Crucible." Abigail is responsible for starting the witch trials in Salem and manipulating others into falsely accusing innocent people. Despite her actions causing the deaths of numerous individuals, including innocent ones, she manages to escape punishment and leaves town. Her escape suggests that she should have been held accountable and faced the consequences for her crimes.

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  • 38. 

    In 3 paragraphs or more, summarize everything that occured in the Crucible, from start to finish.

  • 39. 

    Why do you think Abigail Williams and the girls acted the way that they did? Do you think there was a motive behind their behaviors? Use supporting details from the play to support your answer.

  • 40. 

    Pretend you are John Proctor(If Boy) or Elizabeth Proctor(If Girl), how would you feel if you were in their predicament? Use supporting details from the play to explain your answer.

  • 41. 

    Abigail is the name of the girl who has been asleep for some time following the events that took place in the forest.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The given statement is false. The statement implies that Abigail has been asleep for some time following the events that took place in the forest. However, there is no information provided about Abigail being asleep or any events that took place in the forest. Therefore, we cannot conclude that the statement is true.

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  • 42. 

    There has been a __________________dispute between Francis Nurse and Thomas Putnam that includes neighbors and relatives on both sides.

    Correct Answer
    Answer Varies
  • 43. 

    What is Mary's explanation for her original testimony that she saw spirits?

  • 44. 

    Why does Walcott claim to have been bewitched by Martha Corey?

  • 45. 

    When Mary Warren changes her truthful testimony and denies that she was ever pretending, what does John Proctor shout?

  • 46. 

    Does Reverend Hale try to convince John Proctor to confess so that God will forgive him?

  • 47. 

    Describe the relationship between Proctor and Parris.

  • 48. 

    To whom does Danforth say, "You are combines with anti-christ, are you not? I have seen your power; you will not deny it"?

  • 49. 

    Elizabeth urges her husband to tell Ezekial Cheever that__________________________.

  • 50. 

    Did Tituba actually perform sorcery in an attempt to commune with the devil?

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