History Of The Salem Witch Trials Quiz

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History Of The Salem Witch Trials Quiz

This quiz is about the history of the Salem Witch Trials. The witch trials saw a lot of people being sentenced for crimes that they did not commit. Do you know how these trial started and by who? Do take up the quiz and see if you know enough about them to get a high score.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    In what year, did the Salem Witch Trials take place?
    • A. 

      1692

    • B. 

      1776

    • C. 

      1803

    • D. 

      1920

  • 2. 
    What event launched the Puritan inquisition and sent officials hunting for witches in old Salem?
    • A. 

      Officials found satanic writings in town hall

    • B. 

      Farm animals started disappearing

    • C. 

      A young girl pretended to be afflicted, having wild fits and convulsions

    • D. 

      Suspicious fires started in the middle of the night

  • 3. 
    How many people who were convicted as witches were hanged in Salem?
    • A. 

      None

    • B. 

      58

    • C. 

      19

    • D. 

      2

  • 4. 
    Were men accused of practicing witchcraft in Salem?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 5. 
    What role did the slave Tituba play in the Salem witch craze?
    • A. 

      She was one of the judges who tried the Witch trials.

    • B. 

      She accused the 19 convicted witches of murder.

    • C. 

      She was killed by one of the convicted witches

    • D. 

      She was one of the first women accused of being a witch.

  • 6. 
    How did the court determine who was a witch?
    • A. 

      Judges searched for a witch's mark like a mole or birthmark.

    • B. 

      Defendants were asked to touch an afflicted person to see if his or her behavior changed.

    • C. 

      Both of the above.

    • D. 

      None of the above.

  • 7. 
    How old was the youngest person accused of witchcraft in Salem?
    • A. 

      4

    • B. 

      20

    • C. 

      15

    • D. 

      1 month

  • 8. 
    How long did the Salem witch trials era last?
    • A. 

      10 years

    • B. 

      5 years

    • C. 

      1 month

    • D. 

      7 months

  • 9. 
    Were Salem witches ever burned at the stake?
    • A. 

      No

    • B. 

      Yes

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