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How much do you know about the Crucible play? This story is set in 1692 Salem, Massachusetts. It depicts the Salem witch trials. Everyone in the play becomes suspect, and no one is safe. The characters, the setting, the play itself is all symbolic of abstract ideas or issues. Arthur Miller hits the nail on the head concerning McCarthyism. This quiz is a cakewalk for someone who knows the play well and can pass the test with flying colors.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Reverend Parris' daughter; ill at the beginning of the play.

    • A.

      Satan

    • B.

      Betty

    • C.

      Mary Warren

    • D.

      Abigail

    • E.

      Elizabeth

    Correct Answer
    B. Betty
    Explanation
    Betty is the correct answer because she is Reverend Parris' daughter and is depicted as being ill at the beginning of the play. The question is asking for the character who fits this description, and Betty is the only option that matches both criteria.

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  • 2. 

    Reverend Parris' Negro slave.

    • A.

      Satan

    • B.

      Betty

    • C.

      Abigail

    • D.

      Tituba

    • E.

      Elizabeth

    Correct Answer
    D. Tituba
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Tituba. In the context of the question, it is implied that Reverend Parris had a Negro slave named Tituba.

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  • 3. 

    Drinks blood the night the girls dance in the woods.

    • A.

      Satan

    • B.

      Betty

    • C.

      Tituba

    • D.

      Abigail

    • E.

      Elizabeth

    Correct Answer
    D. Abigail
    Explanation
    Abigail is the correct answer because she is the one who drinks blood during the night when the girls dance in the woods. This suggests that Abigail is involved in some kind of dark and sinister activity, possibly related to witchcraft. The other options, Satan, Betty, Tituba, and Elizabeth, do not have any information or context provided to suggest that they are involved in this specific action.

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  • 4. 

    John Proctor's servant; tries to save John and Elizabeth.

    • A.

      Satan

    • B.

      Betty

    • C.

      Mary Warren

    • D.

      Abigail

    • E.

      Elizabeth

    Correct Answer
    C. Mary Warren
    Explanation
    Mary Warren is the correct answer because she is John Proctor's servant and she tries to save him and his wife, Elizabeth, from being accused of witchcraft. Mary Warren initially joins Abigail and the other girls in their false accusations, but later on, she starts to doubt their actions and wants to confess the truth. She tries to convince John and Elizabeth to expose the girls' lies, ultimately risking her own safety to protect them.

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  • 5. 

    Specialist in witchcraft from Beverly.

    • A.

      John Proctor

    • B.

      Reverend Hale

    • C.

      Reverend Parris

    • D.

      Danforth

    • E.

      Hawthorne

    Correct Answer
    B. Reverend Hale
    Explanation
    Reverend Hale is the correct answer because he is the specialist in witchcraft from Beverly. In Arthur Miller's play "The Crucible," Reverend Hale is called in to investigate the accusations of witchcraft in Salem. He is portrayed as an expert in the field, knowledgeable about the signs of witchcraft and how to identify witches. Throughout the play, Reverend Hale's beliefs and convictions evolve as he realizes the injustices being committed in the name of witchcraft. His character arc makes him a significant figure in the story.

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  • 6. 

    Supposedly has been seen flying.

    • A.

      Satan

    • B.

      Betty

    • C.

      Marry Warren

    • D.

      Abigail

    • E.

      Elizabeth

    Correct Answer
    B. Betty
    Explanation
    The given statement suggests that someone or something has been seen flying. Out of the options provided, Betty is the only one that could potentially be associated with flying, as the other options are names of individuals. However, without further context or information, it is difficult to determine the exact meaning of the statement and the reason behind Betty being the correct answer.

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  • 7. 

    Referred to as the "Friend" and the "Old Boy"

    • A.

      Satan

    • B.

      John Proctor

    • C.

      Reverend Hale

    • D.

      Corey Giles

    • E.

      Danforth

    Correct Answer
    A. Satan
    Explanation
    The given correct answer, Satan, refers to a character who is often referred to as the "Friend" and the "Old Boy". This suggests that the character is well-known and has a close relationship with others. In various religious and literary contexts, Satan is depicted as a powerful and influential figure, often associated with deception and temptation. Therefore, it is likely that the character referred to as Satan in this question possesses similar traits and plays a significant role in the narrative.

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  • 8. 

    Secretly reads books.

    • A.

      Betty

    • B.

      Mary Warren

    • C.

      Tituba

    • D.

      Abigail

    • E.

      Martha Corey

    Correct Answer
    E. Martha Corey
    Explanation
    Martha Corey is the correct answer because the statement "Secretly reads books" suggests that the person engages in a forbidden or secretive activity. Among the given options, Martha Corey is known for her interest in reading and is accused of witchcraft in the play "The Crucible" by Arthur Miller. This accusation is based on her unconventional behavior, including her habit of reading books, which was considered suspicious during the Salem witch trials.

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  • 9. 

    Suspects her husband may have gone to Salem rather than work at home.

    • A.

      Betty

    • B.

      Mary Warren

    • C.

      Abigail

    • D.

      Elizabeth

    • E.

      Martha Corey

    Correct Answer
    D. Elizabeth
    Explanation
    Elizabeth is the correct answer because she is the only character listed who is married. The statement suggests that someone's husband may have gone to Salem rather than work at home, indicating that the person in question is married. Out of all the options, only Elizabeth is married, making her the most likely suspect.

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  • 10. 

    Leads the girls in convincing the court that other members of the community are witches.

    • A.

      Betty

    • B.

      Abigail

    • C.

      Elizabeth

    • D.

      Mary Warren

    Correct Answer
    B. Abigail
    Explanation
    Abigail is the correct answer because she is the one who leads the girls in convincing the court that other members of the community are witches. She manipulates the situation and accuses innocent people of witchcraft, causing mass hysteria and leading to the Salem witch trials. Abigail's actions are driven by her desire for power and revenge, making her a central figure in the events of the play "The Crucible".

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  • 11. 

    Once part of the investigation, eventually accuses the court proceedings of being evil.

    • A.

      Reverend Hale

    • B.

      Reverend Parris

    • C.

      John Proctor

    • D.

      Danforth

    Correct Answer
    A. Reverend Hale
    Explanation
    Reverend Hale is the correct answer because he starts off as a strong supporter of the court proceedings, believing in the existence of witchcraft and actively participating in the witch trials. However, as the play progresses, he witnesses the injustices and manipulations within the court system, leading him to question the morality of the proceedings. Eventually, he openly accuses the court proceedings of being evil, realizing the grave consequences of the false accusations and the damage it has caused to innocent lives.

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  • 12. 

    Fears for own life if John Proctor is hanged.

    • A.

      Danforth

    • B.

      Hale

    • C.

      Parris

    • D.

      Corey

    Correct Answer
    C. Parris
    Explanation
    Parris fears for his own life if John Proctor is hanged. This is because Parris is the minister of the town and his reputation and position of power would be at risk if Proctor, who is well-respected in the community, is executed. Parris is concerned about the potential backlash from the townspeople and the loss of support that could result from the hanging.

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  • 13. 

    Killed by being pressed; never confesses to witchcraft.

    • A.

      Hale

    • B.

      John

    • C.

      Danforth

    • D.

      Giles

    Correct Answer
    D. Giles
    Explanation
    Giles is the correct answer because he is the only character mentioned who is not killed by being pressed. Additionally, the fact that he never confesses to witchcraft is also true for Giles.

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  • 14. 

    I'll fly to Mama. Let me fly!

    • A.

      Abigail

    • B.

      Betty

    • C.

      Elizabeth

    • D.

      Mary

    Correct Answer
    B. Betty
    Explanation
    The given statement "I'll fly to Mama. Let me fly!" suggests that someone is expressing a desire to go and see their mother and wants to fly. Out of the given options, Betty seems to be the most likely choice as it is a common name and there is no additional information provided to suggest otherwise.

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  • 15. 

    Mr. Corey, you will look far for a man of my kind at sixty pounds a year! I am not used to this poverty; I left a thrifty business in Barbados to serve the Lord.

    • A.

      Hale

    • B.

      Parris

    • C.

      John

    • D.

      Danforth

    Correct Answer
    B. Parris
    Explanation
    The given excerpt suggests that the speaker, Mr. Corey, is expressing his dissatisfaction with his current financial situation. He mentions that he is not accustomed to poverty and left a successful business in Barbados to serve the Lord. This indicates that he was previously wealthy and is now struggling financially. The correct answer, Parris, is likely the person responsible for Mr. Corey's reduced income or the one who is in charge of his current situation.

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  • 16. 

    In these books the Devil stands stripped of all his brute disguises...Have no fear now - we hall find him out if he has come among us, and I mean to crush him utterly if he has shown his face!

    • A.

      Hale

    • B.

      Parris

    • C.

      John

    • D.

      Danforth

    Correct Answer
    A. Hale
    Explanation
    Hale is the correct answer because he is expressing his determination to expose the Devil and defeat him. The statement suggests that the Devil has been hiding behind various disguises, but now they will be able to identify him and destroy him completely. This shows Hale's strong belief in the existence of evil forces and his commitment to eradicating them.

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  • 17. 

    Oh, Mary, this is a black art to change your shape. No, I cannot, I cannot stop my mouth; it's God's work I do.

    • A.

      Abigail

    • B.

      Betty

    • C.

      Elizabeth

    • D.

      Tituba

    Correct Answer
    A. Abigail
    Explanation
    The given answer, Abigail, is the correct answer because she is the only character mentioned in the given text. The quote suggests that someone named Mary is trying to change their shape, and Abigail is the only character listed who could potentially be Mary. The other characters mentioned, Betty, Elizabeth, and Tituba, are not referenced in the quote, so they cannot be the correct answer.

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  • 18. 

    Tonight, when I open my door to leave my house - a dagger clattered to the ground. There is danger for me. I dare not step outside at night!

    • A.

      Hale

    • B.

      Parris

    • C.

      John

    • D.

      Danforth

    Correct Answer
    B. Parris
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Parris. Based on the given information, the protagonist finds a dagger outside their door, which indicates danger. Parris, being one of the options provided, could potentially be the source of this danger. Without further context, it is difficult to determine the exact reason for the danger, but Parris is the most likely suspect based on the given information.

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  • 19. 

    I came into this village like a bridegroom to his beloved, bearing gifts of high religion; ...and what I touched with my bright confidence, it died; and where I turned the eye of my great faith, blood flowed up.

    • A.

      Hale

    • B.

      Parris

    • C.

      John

    • D.

      Danforth

    Correct Answer
    A. Hale
    Explanation
    Hale is the correct answer because he is the character who enters the village with a sense of confidence and brings religious beliefs. However, as he becomes involved in the witch trials, he realizes the devastating consequences of his actions. The mention of "blood flowed up" suggests that Hale's faith and actions have led to the death and suffering of innocent people. This quote reflects the transformation and guilt that Hale experiences throughout the play.

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  • 20. 

    John, I counted myself so plain, so poorly made, no honest love could come to me! Suspicion kissed you when I did.

    • A.

      Abigail

    • B.

      Betty

    • C.

      Elizabeth

    • D.

      Mary

    Correct Answer
    C. Elizabeth
    Explanation
    The given passage suggests that the speaker, John, has low self-esteem and believes that he is unattractive and undeserving of love. However, when the speaker expressed their feelings of insecurity, suspicion was aroused in the person they were addressing. Out of the four options, Elizabeth is the most likely answer as she could be the person who reacted with suspicion when John expressed his self-doubt.

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  • 21. 

    Hang them high over the town! Who weeps for these, weeps for corruption!

    • A.

      Hale

    • B.

      Parris

    • C.

      John

    • D.

      Danforth

    Correct Answer
    D. Danforth
    Explanation
    This quote is from the play "The Crucible" by Arthur Miller. It is spoken by Danforth, who is a judge in the Salem witch trials. The quote suggests that Danforth believes in the strict punishment of those accused of witchcraft, and anyone who sympathizes or shows compassion towards the accused is supporting corruption. This reflects Danforth's rigid and uncompromising stance on the trials, and his belief that the accused are guilty without question.

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  • 22. 

    As the play opens, Rev. Parris is praying for the salvation of his Negro slave

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The given statement is false. The play does not open with Rev. Parris praying for the salvation of his Negro slave. The opening scene of the play "The Crucible" by Arthur Miller actually takes place in the bedroom of Reverend Parris, where his daughter Betty lies unconscious. Parris is more concerned about Betty's condition and the possibility of witchcraft being involved, rather than praying for the salvation of his slave.

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  • 23. 

    Among the townspeople, dancing is considered a heathen activity.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that dancing is considered a heathen activity among the townspeople. This means that the people in the town view dancing as something associated with non-religious or pagan beliefs. Therefore, the correct answer is true, indicating that dancing is indeed considered a heathen activity by the townspeople.

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  • 24. 

    Abigail drinks a charm to kill Elizabeth Proctor.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Abigail drinks a charm to kill Elizabeth Proctor. This statement is true. In Arthur Miller's play "The Crucible," Abigail Williams, a young woman who is infatuated with John Proctor, drinks a charm in an attempt to kill his wife, Elizabeth Proctor. Abigail believes that by eliminating Elizabeth, she will have a chance to be with John. This action demonstrates Abigail's manipulative and vengeful nature, as she is willing to go to extreme lengths to achieve her desires.

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  • 25. 

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

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that there is a land dispute between Francis Nurse and Thomas Putnam, and it involves their neighbors and relatives. This implies that the dispute is not limited to just Francis Nurse and Thomas Putnam, but it has escalated to involve others as well. Therefore, the answer "true" is correct as it accurately reflects the information provided in the statement.

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  • 26. 

    Most new ideas that Rev. Parris proposes are accepted by the people of the village.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that most new ideas proposed by Rev. Parris are accepted by the people of the village. However, the correct answer is false, indicating that this statement is not true. This implies that the people of the village do not readily accept or agree with most of Rev. Parris's new ideas.

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  • 27. 

    The community has had difficulty keeping a minister in the last seven years.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that the community has faced challenges in retaining a minister for the past seven years. The word "difficulty" implies that there have been recurring issues or obstacles that have hindered the community's ability to retain a minister for a significant period of time. Therefore, the answer "true" indicates that the statement is accurate in stating that the community has had difficulty keeping a minister in the last seven years.

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  • 28. 

    Rev. Hale is the pastor for the local church in the village

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
  • 29. 

    Tituba performs sorcery in an attempt to commune with the Devil

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Tituba performing sorcery in an attempt to commune with the Devil is true. This suggests that Tituba engages in witchcraft or other supernatural practices with the intention of communicating or forming a connection with the Devil.

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  • 30. 

    Tituba confesses to witchcraft to avoid being hanged

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Tituba confesses to witchcraft to avoid being hanged because during the Salem witch trials, those who confessed to practicing witchcraft were often spared from execution. By admitting guilt, Tituba hoped to save herself from the punishment of being hanged. Confessions were seen as a way to appease the authorities and avoid a death sentence.

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  • 31. 

    John Proctor is a silversmith

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement "John Proctor is a silversmith" is not supported by any information given in the question. Therefore, the correct answer is false.

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  • 32. 

    Several Putnam children died at birth while Goody Osburn was the midwife.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement suggests a correlation between the presence of Goody Osburn as the midwife and the death of several Putnam children at birth. The word "while" implies a temporal relationship, indicating that the deaths occurred during the time when Goody Osburn was acting as the midwife. Therefore, the statement is true.

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  • 33. 

    Tituba tries to kill Rev. Parris when he breaks his promise to send her back to her home.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because there is no evidence or mention of Tituba trying to kill Rev. Parris in the given information. The statement only states that Rev. Parris broke his promise to send her back home, but it does not provide any information about Tituba's reaction or actions towards him. Therefore, the correct answer is false.

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  • 34. 

    All three of John Proctor's sons have been baptized.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    This statement is false because John Proctor only had two sons, not three. Therefore, it is not possible for all three of his sons to have been baptized.

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  • 35. 

    Suspicious that charges of witchcraft might be unfounded, Rev. Hale visits the homes of several accused people to question them.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    In the given scenario, it is stated that Rev. Hale visits the homes of several accused people to question them. This suggests that Rev. Hale is suspicious of the charges of witchcraft and wants to investigate further by directly questioning the accused individuals. Therefore, the statement "Suspicious that charges of witchcraft might be unfounded, Rev. Hale visits the homes of several accused people to question them" is true.

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  • 36. 

    Elizabeth Proctor is arrested at her house for witchcraft

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Elizabeth Proctor being arrested at her house for witchcraft is a historical fact. During the Salem witch trials in 1692, Elizabeth Proctor, along with many other women, was accused of practicing witchcraft. She was arrested and taken from her house to be questioned and tried. This event is well-documented and is a significant part of the history of the Salem witch trials. Therefore, the statement "Elizabeth Proctor is arrested at her house for witchcraft" is true.

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  • 37. 

    Walcott claims to be bewitched by Martha Giles because he cannot keep his pigs alive

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given statement suggests that Walcott believes Martha Giles has bewitched him because he is unable to keep his pigs alive. This implies that Walcott is attributing the death of his pigs to Martha's supposed bewitchment. However, without further information or evidence, it is not possible to determine the validity of Walcott's claim.

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  • 38. 

    Mary Warren is afraid to testify against Abigail

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Mary Warren being afraid to testify against Abigail is a plausible explanation because Abigail is known to be manipulative and vengeful. Mary Warren may fear retaliation or harm from Abigail if she were to testify against her. Additionally, Abigail holds a significant amount of power and influence within the community, which could further intimidate Mary Warren. This fear could prevent Mary Warren from speaking out and testifying against Abigail, making the statement "Mary Warren is afraid to testify against Abigail" true.

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  • 39. 

    When Mary Warren confesses to fraud, she explains that hearing the other girls screaming made her think she saw spirits.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Mary Warren confesses to fraud and explains that hearing the other girls screaming made her think she saw spirits. This suggests that Mary Warren was influenced by the collective hysteria and pressure from the other girls, causing her to believe in the presence of spirits.

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  • 40. 

    When Mary changes her truthful testimony and denies that she is pretending, John Proctors shouts that God is dead and they will all burn together.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given correct answer is "true". This suggests that Mary does change her truthful testimony and denies pretending, which leads John Proctors to shout that God is dead and they will all burn together.

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  • 41. 

    Deputy Governor Danforth has already sentenced many people in other towns to be executed for witchcraft.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given statement suggests that Deputy Governor Danforth has sentenced many people in other towns to be executed for witchcraft. This implies that he has a history of passing such judgments, indicating that the statement is true.

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  • 42. 

    John Proctor and Rev. Parris are good friends

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement "John Proctor and Rev. Parris are good friends" is false. There is no evidence or indication in the given information that suggests that John Proctor and Rev. Parris are good friends.

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  • 43. 

    Elizabeth Proctor collects poppets

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Elizabeth Proctor collecting poppets is a true statement. In Arthur Miller's play "The Crucible," Elizabeth Proctor is accused of witchcraft. Poppets are small dolls or figurines that can be used in witchcraft rituals. In the play, a poppet is discovered in the Proctor household, and it becomes a piece of evidence against Elizabeth. Therefore, it can be inferred that Elizabeth Proctor collects poppets, making the answer "true."

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  • 44. 

    Marry Warren is unable to faint when she's commanded to prove she was only acting.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Marry Warren being unable to faint when commanded to prove she was only acting suggests that she is not able to fake her physical reactions convincingly. This supports the statement that she was genuinely experiencing the situation and not just pretending.

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  • 45. 

    John Proctor has been unfaithful to his wife

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
  • 46. 

    Elizabeth is not jealous of Abigail

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The answer is false because the statement "Elizabeth is not jealous of Abigail" implies that Elizabeth does not feel any jealousy towards Abigail. However, the word "not" negates this statement, indicating that Elizabeth is indeed jealous of Abigail. Therefore, the correct answer is false.

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  • 47. 

    Rev. Hale urges John Proctor to confess so John will be forgiven by God

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Rev. Hale urges John Proctor to confess because he believes that by confessing, John will be able to seek forgiveness from God. In the context of the play "The Crucible," Hale sees confession as a way for individuals to redeem themselves and save their souls. He believes that by admitting their sins, they can receive God's forgiveness and avoid damnation. Therefore, the statement that Rev. Hale urges John Proctor to confess so he will be forgiven by God is true.

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  • 48. 

    Rev. Parris wants John Proctor to confess because he fears for his own life.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Rev. Parris wants John Proctor to confess because he fears for his own life. This is true because in the play "The Crucible" by Arthur Miller, Parris is a highly paranoid character who is afraid of the repercussions of the witch trials. He believes that if Proctor confesses, it will set an example for the rest of the accused and save his own reputation and position in the community. Parris is more concerned about self-preservation than seeking justice or truth.

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  • 49. 

    John Proctor admits to witchcraft and signs the confession

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    John Proctor admitting to witchcraft and signing the confession is true. This action occurs in Arthur Miller's play "The Crucible," where Proctor, a prominent character, ultimately confesses to witchcraft in order to save his life. Despite knowing that the accusations are false, Proctor makes this difficult decision to protect himself from execution. This pivotal moment highlights the intense pressure and moral dilemmas faced by the characters in the play during the Salem witch trials.

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  • 50. 

    Until she was dismissed, Abigail was the Proctor's servant

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement "Until she was dismissed, Abigail was the Proctor's servant" implies that Abigail was indeed the Proctor's servant, but she was later dismissed from that position. Therefore, the correct answer is true.

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