The Crucible Play: Trivia Questions Quiz

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The Crucible Play: Trivia Questions Quiz

Have you seen the play “The Crucible” written by Arthur Miller in 1953? The play depicts the Salem witch trials that occurred in the Massachusetts Bay Colony during 1692-1693. The play was focused on McCarthyism when the United States government punished people who were accused of being communists. The play was first seen at the Martin Beck Theatre on Broadway. This quiz will put the spotlight on the famous play, “The Crucible” and help you learn interesting trivia along the way.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Local Farmer, Hates Hypocrisy, Has an affair with Abigail, chooses to get hung, the wife is Elizabeth.
    • A. 

      Rev. Parris

    • B. 

      John Proctor

    • C. 

      Giles Corey

  • 2. 
    Niece of Rev. Parris, Fired from the Proctor Household, Has an affair with john proctor, stabs herself.
    • A. 

      Mary Warren

    • B. 

      Martha Corey

    • C. 

      Abigail Williams

  • 3. 
    The young Minister called in because of witchcraft, regrets his actions, and tries to save the condemned.
    • A. 

      Rev. Parris

    • B. 

      Thomas Putnam

    • C. 

      Rev. Hale

  • 4. 
    John Proctor's Wife fires Abigail because of affair, ends up pregnant in prison.
    • A. 

      Mary Warren

    • B. 

      Martha Corey

    • C. 

      Goody Putnam

    • D. 

      Elizabeth Proctor

  • 5. 
    Minister of the church of Salem, Hated by the townspeople and John Proctor, Materialistic, Wants Golden Candle Sticks for the Church, Has a daughter named Betty.
    • A. 

      Rev. Hale

    • B. 

      Rev. Parris

    • C. 

      John Proctor

  • 6. 
    Francis Nurse's wife, falls victim to witchcraft hysteria and ends up to be hung, will not admit to witchcraft.
    • A. 

      Elizabeth Proctor

    • B. 

      Mary Warren

    • C. 

      Ruth Putnam

    • D. 

      Rebecca Nurse

  • 7. 
    Influential Man of Salem, Well respected by people of Salem, hated by Thomas Putnam and his wife.
    • A. 

      Francis Nurse

    • B. 

      Giles Corey

    • C. 

      Dansforth

  • 8. 
    Deputy Governor of MA. The presiding judge of witchcraft trials.
    • A. 

      Herrick

    • B. 

      Danforth

    • C. 

      Giles Corey

  • 9. 
    83 years old. Sues everyone, feisty farmer, Martha his wife arrested for reading habits, himself pressed to death.
    • A. 

      John Proctor

    • B. 

      Tituba

    • C. 

      Giles Corey

  • 10. 
    Wealthy, influential man of Salem, holds grudge against Francis nurse because his brother wasn't elected to the office of the ministry, uses witchcraft trials to buy up everyone's land. Has a daughter named Ruth and wife named Ann or Goody Putnam?
    • A. 

      Thomas Putnam

    • B. 

      John Proctor

    • C. 

      Cheever

  • 11. 
    Thomas Putnam’s wife. has given birth to eight children, but only Ruth Putnam survived. The other seven died before they were a day old, and Ann is convinced that they were murdered by supernatural means. Accuses Rebecca Nurse of Killing her babies.
    • A. 

      Elizabeth Proctor

    • B. 

      Abigail Williams

    • C. 

      Goody Ann Putnam

  • 12. 
    The Putnams’ lone surviving child out of eight. Like Betty Parris, she falls into a strange stupor after Reverend Parris catches her and the other girls dancing in the woods at night.
    • A. 

      Betty Parris

    • B. 

      Ruth Putnam

    • C. 

      Mary Warren

  • 13. 
    Reverend Parris’s black slave from Barbados. She agrees to perform voodoo at Abigail’s request.
    • A. 

      Tituba

    • B. 

      Abigail Williams

    • C. 

      Mary Warren

  • 14. 
    The servant in Thomas Putman’s & John Proctor's household and a member of Abigail’s group of girls. She is a timid girl, easily influenced by those around her, who tried unsuccessfully to expose the hoax and ultimately recanted her confession.
    • A. 

      Tituba

    • B. 

      Ruth Putnam

    • C. 

      Betty Parris

    • D. 

      Mary Warren

  • 15. 
    Reverend Parris’s ten-year-old daughter. She falls into a strange stupor after Parris catches her and the other girls dancing in the forest with Tituba.
    • A. 

      Mary Warren

    • B. 

      Abigail Williams

    • C. 

      Betty Parris

  • 16. 
    Giles Corey’s third wife. Her reading habits lead to her arrest and conviction for witchcraft.
    • A. 

      Rebecca Nurse

    • B. 

      Goody Putnam

    • C. 

      Martha Corey

  • 17. 
    A man from Salem who acts as clerk of the court during the witch trials. He is upright and determined to do his duty for justice.  
    • A. 

      Herrick

    • B. 

      Danforth

    • C. 

      Cheever

  • 18. 
    A judge who presides, along with Danforth, over the witch trials.
    • A. 

      Hawthorne

    • B. 

      Herrick

    • C. 

      Mercy Lewis

  • 19. 
    The marshal of Salem.
    • A. 

      Rev. Parris

    • B. 

      Herrick

    • C. 

      Rev. Hale

  • 20. 
    One of the girls in Abigail’s group.
    • A. 

      Ruth Putnam

    • B. 

      Betty Parris

    • C. 

      Mercy Lewis

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