Mcc: Crucible Act I / Mccarthyism Quiz

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Quiz covering: Act I of The Crucible p. 159 (including vocabulary) McCarthyism p. 213 Timebends p. 216 Demons of Salem, With Us Still p. 214 Use your textbook to complete this quiz. Online texbook can be found at: https://www. Classzone. Com access code: 3297558-950


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  • 1. 
    The author of "McCarthyism" explains that those labeled as communist sympathizers were
    • A. 

      Deported to Communist countries

    • B. 

      Unable to continue working

    • C. 

      Removed from power

    • D. 

      Censured by the senate

  • 2. 
    Whose criticisms led to McCarthy's removal from power, according to "McCarthyism"?
    • A. 

      Leonard Bernstein

    • B. 

      Arthur Miller

    • C. 

      Charlie Chaplin

    • D. 

      Edward R. Murrow

  • 3. 
    Who does the author of "The Demons of Salem, With Us Still" explain was working behind the scenes in Washington to inflame the Red Menace?
    • A. 

      Senator Joseph McCarthy

    • B. 

      Representative Francis Walters

    • C. 

      J. Edgar Hoover

    • D. 

      President Eisenhower

  • 4. 
    A detail from "The Demons of Salem, With Us Still" that shows the historical context that may have influenced Miller's play is
    • A. 

      Joseph McCarthy made reckless spying charges

    • B. 

      Tennessee Williams was a foremost playwright

    • C. 

      Miller was engaged to Marilyn Monroe

    • D. 

      J. Edgar Hoover issues periodic bulletins

  • 5. 
    What might be the reason why the author of "The Demons of Salem, With Us Still" describes being an informer as "unpalatable" at the time of the HUAC trials?
    • A. 

      Communists believed in informants.

    • B. 

      No one wanted to help McCarthy.

    • C. 

      The public believed in privacy.

    • D. 

      Murrow told people it was so.

  • 6. 
    "The Demons of Salem, With Us Still" explains that Miller was slightly interested in the Communist party because he
    • A. 

      Wanted to overthrow the United States government

    • B. 

      Was curious about the Communist party's views on McCarthy

    • C. 

      Thought that the party might be a good agent of change

    • D. 

      Wanted to get ideas for how to make "The Crucible" mirror the Red Menace

  • 7. 
    In Timebends, why does Miller say he first discarded the idea of a play based on Salem witchcraft?
    • A. 

      He lacked sufficient information about the Salem trials.

    • B. 

      He believed the subject lacked sufficient conflict for drama.

    • C. 

      He really had no solid interest in the subject at first.

    • D. 

      He was too rational to capture the wild irrationality.

  • 8. 
    In Timebends, Miller states that the Committee hearings were
    • A. 

      Profoundly ritualistic

    • B. 

      Without bias

    • C. 

      Full of contrition

    • D. 

      Open and honest

  • 9. 
    In Timebends, Miller states that the names of the accused in the hearings had been obtained through
    • A. 

      United States' spies in Communist countries who had received lists of party members

    • B. 

      F.B.I. informants who had infiltrated the Community party

    • C. 

      Community party membership lists that were public knowledge

    • D. 

      All Communists' being required to register with the government

  • 10. 
    All three of the selections describe the political climate of the 1940s and 1950s as including
    • A. 

      Suspicion of communism

    • B. 

      Concern about witchcraft

    • C. 

      Panic over the war

    • D. 

      Manipulation of the media

  • 11. 
    What does Reverend Parris see in the forest?
    • A. 

      His enemies plotting against him

    • B. 

      The girls dancing and Tituba waving

    • C. 

      Abigail drinking animal blood

    • D. 

      Ruth Putnam talking with spirits

  • 12. 
    What do the stage directions in the following lines tell you about Abigail Williams?Parris. Child. Sit you down.Abigail. (quavering, as she sits). I would never hurt Betty.  I love her dearly.
    • A. 

      Her uncle, Reverend Parris, makes her nervous.

    • B. 

      She is injured and feels pain when she sits.

    • C. 

      Betty, her cousin, has put a spell on her.

    • D. 

      She worries that she will become sick, too.

  • 13. 
    Ann Putnam sends her daughter Ruth to Tituba to
    • A. 

      Find out about Barbados

    • B. 

      Learn to dance in the forest

    • C. 

      Speak to Ann's dead babies

    • D. 

      Overcome childish behavior

  • 14. 
    You can draw the conclusion that Abigail Williams thinks she knows more about the world than the other women in the village know from
    • A. 

      Her habit of regularly attending church

    • B. 

      The blood she drinks in the woods

    • C. 

      The gossip she hears in the village

    • D. 

      Her conversation with John Proctor

  • 15. 
    Reverend Hale shows his education and authority by
    • A. 

      Bringing books with him to Salem

    • B. 

      Teaching people how to recognize witches

    • C. 

      Arguing with Parris about the Devil

    • D. 

      Speaking to the villagers at church

  • 16. 
    Deference is the respect that
    • A. 

      All visitors must have

    • B. 

      An elder deserves

    • C. 

      An ill patient wants

    • D. 

      A siblings commands

  • 17. 
    Corroborating means
    • A. 

      Revising an old plan

    • B. 

      Supporting with evidence

    • C. 

      Creating better choices

    • D. 

      Planning with much thought

  • 18. 
    Trepidation means
    • A. 

      Panic

    • B. 

      Tragedy

    • C. 

      Indifference

    • D. 

      Apprehension

  • 19. 
    What does iniquity mean?
    • A. 

      Wickedness

    • B. 

      Gossip

    • C. 

      Curiosity

    • D. 

      Accusation

  • 20. 
    Anarchy means
    • A. 

      An obsession with fairness

    • B. 

      A lack of understanding

    • C. 

      The absence of order

    • D. 

      The ability to lie easily

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