Memorable Quotes From "The Crucible"

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Memorable Quotes From "The Crucible" - Quiz

A 17th-century Salem teen accuses an ex-lover's wife of witchery in Arthur Miller's literary response to the congressional investigations of the day.
See if you can tell me who said each of these memorable quotes from "The Crucible".



Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    "I cannot sleep for dreamin'; I cannot dream but I wake and walk about the house as though I'd find you commin' through some door."

    • A.

      Tituba

    • B.

      Mary Warren

    • C.

      Abigail Williams

    Correct Answer
    C. Abigail Williams
    Explanation
    The given quote suggests that the speaker is unable to sleep because they are constantly thinking about someone and hoping to see them. Based on this information, it can be inferred that the speaker has strong feelings for this person and is eagerly awaiting their arrival. Among the options provided, Abigail Williams is the most likely answer as she is known for her infatuation with John Proctor in the play "The Crucible".

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  • 2. 

    "Because it is my name! Because I cannot have another in my life!"

    • A.

      John Proctor

    • B.

      Reverend Parris

    • C.

      Sam Johnston

    Correct Answer
    A. John Proctor
    Explanation
    The quote provided, "Because it is my name! Because I cannot have another in my life!" is a powerful statement made by John Proctor in Arthur Miller's play "The Crucible." In this context, Proctor is refusing to sign a false confession and is choosing to protect his integrity and reputation. He values his name and believes that having a good name is more important than compromising his principles. This quote showcases Proctor's strong sense of self and his unwillingness to sacrifice his integrity for the sake of others.

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  • 3. 

    "I am but God's finger, John.  If he would condemn Elizabeth, she will be condemned."

    • A.

      Mary Warren

    • B.

      Abigail Williams

    • C.

      Betty Parris

    Correct Answer
    B. Abigail Williams
    Explanation
    Abigail Williams is the correct answer because this quote reflects her manipulative nature and her desire for power. Abigail uses her influence to control and manipulate others, including Mary Warren, in order to achieve her own goals. She falsely claims to have seen people in the community practicing witchcraft and accuses Elizabeth Proctor, John's wife, in an attempt to eliminate her competition and gain John's affections. This quote highlights Abigail's belief that she can control the outcome of the witch trials by manipulating others and using her influence over them.

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  • 4. 

    "Well, they should be.  They are weighted with authority."

    • A.

      Reverend Samuel Adams

    • B.

      Reverend John Hale

    • C.

      Reverend Cotton Matthers

    Correct Answer
    B. Reverend John Hale
    Explanation
    Reverend John Hale is the correct answer because the quote suggests that the person being referred to should possess authority, and Reverend John Hale fits this description. The use of the word "they" implies that the person being talked about is part of a group, and since the other options are also reverends, it can be inferred that the quote is referring to one of them. However, Reverend John Hale is the most appropriate choice as he is known for his authoritative role in the Salem witch trials and his transformation from a staunch believer to a critic of the trials.

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  • 5. 

    "You drank a charm to kill John Proctor's wife! You drank a charm to kill Goody Proctor!"

    • A.

      Abigail Williams

    • B.

      Mary Warren

    • C.

      Betty Parris

    Correct Answer
    C. Betty Parris
    Explanation
    In Arthur Miller's play "The Crucible," the given quote is spoken by Abigail Williams. She accuses Betty Parris of drinking a charm to kill John Proctor's wife, Goody Proctor. This quote reveals the extent of Abigail's manipulation and deceit as she tries to deflect blame and maintain control over the situation. Betty Parris is the correct answer because she is the one being accused in the quote.

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  • 6. 

    "I will not be ordered to bed anymore, Mr. Proctor.  I am 18 years old and a woman ... however single."

    • A.

      Mary Warren

    • B.

      Abigail Williams

    • C.

      Betty Parris

    Correct Answer
    A. Mary Warren
    Explanation
    Mary Warren's statement indicates that she is asserting her independence and refusing to follow orders from Mr. Proctor to go to bed. She emphasizes her age and gender, stating that she is 18 years old and a single woman. This implies that she believes she is old enough and capable of making her own decisions, and does not want to be controlled or ordered around by someone else. This suggests that Mary Warren is asserting her autonomy and asserting her rights as an individual.

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  • 7. 

    "Abby, I may think softly of you from time to time, but I will cut off my hand before I reach for you again."

    • A.

      Reverend John Hale

    • B.

      Giles Corey

    • C.

      John Proctor

    Correct Answer
    C. John Proctor
    Explanation
    The quote suggests that the speaker, John Proctor, has strong feelings for Abby but is determined to resist them. He implies that he would rather harm himself than give in to his desires. This shows that John Proctor is aware of the consequences of his actions and is willing to make sacrifices to do what he believes is right.

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  • 8. 

    "Purge your contempt and give us the name of the man who accused Putnam"

    • A.

      Ezekiel Cheever

    • B.

      Thomas Putnam

    • C.

      Samuel Adams

    Correct Answer
    A. Ezekiel Cheever
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Ezekiel Cheever. This can be determined by analyzing the given statement, which asks for the name of the man who accused Putnam. Since Ezekiel Cheever is listed as one of the options, it can be inferred that he is the correct answer.

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  • 9. 

    "This is a sharp time, now, a precise time - we live no longer in the dusky afternoon when evil mixed iitself with good and befuddled the world."

    • A.

      Reverend Parris

    • B.

      Reverend John Hale

    • C.

      Judge Danforth

    Correct Answer
    C. Judge Danforth
    Explanation
    The given quote suggests that the current time is a critical and clear time, unlike the past when evil and good were confused. This statement reflects a belief that there is a distinct separation between good and evil in the present, which aligns with the character of Judge Danforth. As the presiding judge in the Salem witch trials, he is known for his strict adherence to the law and his unwavering belief in the existence of witchcraft. Therefore, Judge Danforth is the most likely character to make such a statement emphasizing the clarity and precision of the current time.

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  • 10. 

    "Let you not mistake your duty as I mistook my own.  I came ino this village like a bridegroom to his beloved, bearing gifts of high religion; the very crowns of holy law I brought, and what I touched with my bright confidence, it died, and when I turned the eye of my great faith, blood flowed up."

    • A.

      Reverend Hale

    • B.

      Reverend Parris

    • C.

      Judge Danforth

    Correct Answer
    A. Reverend Hale
    Explanation
    Reverend Hale is the correct answer because the quote is expressing his realization that he made a mistake in his duty. He had come to the village with a sense of confidence and brought the "crowns of holy law," but he now sees that his actions have caused harm and death. This quote reflects his understanding of the consequences of his misguided beliefs and actions.

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