Salem: Fact Or Fiction

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Salem: Fact Or Fiction - Quiz

The excitement is building for WGN America's dramatic series 'Salem.' The drama debuts Sunday, April 20th on WGN America at 10 p. M. In honor of the show, we wanted to test your Salem Witch trial knowledge. Take our fact or fiction quiz below courtesy of Source: Smithsonian. Com www. Salemwitchmuseum. Com “


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Those accused of being witches weren't from Salem. Fact or Fiction?

    • A.

      Fact

    • B.

      Fiction

    Correct Answer
    A. Fact
    Explanation
    Fact: While the trials took place in Salem, Massachusetts, most of the accused were from Danvers, one town over. (Although, that town was once known as Salem Village)

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  • 2. 

    Witches in Salem were burned at the stake. Fact or Fiction?

    • A.

      Fact

    • B.

      Fiction

    Correct Answer
    B. Fiction
    Explanation
    Fiction: While burning at the stake was practiced in England, those executed during the Salem witch trials were hanged.

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  • 3. 

    The Salem witch trials last for over 10 years. Fact or Fiction?  

    • A.

      Fact

    • B.

      Fiction

    Correct Answer
    B. Fiction
    Explanation
    Fiction: The trials only last a few months from June of 1692 to September of 1692.

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  • 4. 

    More than 200 people were accused of practicing witchcraft. Fact or Fiction?

    • A.

      Fact

    • B.

      Fiction

    Correct Answer
    A. Fact
    Explanation
    Fact: Only 20 of the 200 were actually executed.

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  • 5. 

    Only women were accused of witchcraft. Fact or Fiction?

    • A.

      Fact

    • B.

      Fiction

    Correct Answer
    B. Fiction
    Explanation
    Fiction: Men were accused as well. In one famous case, a man named Giles Corey was accused, but he would not say whether he was guilty or not. Many believe this case was a main factor in what now is known as "Pleading the 5th," keeping silent to avoid incriminating oneself.

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