Mcc: Crucible Act I / Mccarthyism Quiz

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


Questions and Answers
  • 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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