The Crucible Act II Test

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The Crucible Act II Test


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  • 1. 
    Sarah Good is accused of witchcraft because she ...
    • A. 

      Was named by Elizabeth Proctor in court

    • B. 

      Put a curse on Goody Putnam

    • C. 

      Could not recite the ten commandments

    • D. 

      Slept in a ditch

  • 2. 
    At first, Mary Warren enjoys her role in court because she ...
    • A. 

      Thinks she has been chosen by God.

    • B. 

      Likes the power and status she has in the village.

    • C. 

      Knows she can destroy Elizabeth Proctor.

    • D. 

      Plans to accuse Abigail of witchcraft.

  • 3. 
    Why is there tension between Elizabeth Proctor and her husband?
    • A. 

      Elizabeth is ill.

    • B. 

      John plans to spend more time with Abigail.

    • C. 

      John has had an adulterous affair.

    • D. 

      John is planning to leave Elizabeth.

  • 4. 
    Abigail stuck a needle into her stomach in order to ...
    • A. 

      Accuse Elizabeth Proctor of witchcraft.

    • B. 

      Cast suspicion on Mary Warren.

    • C. 

      Claim that it was John Proctor's doing.

    • D. 

      Pretend that she was a witch.

  • 5. 
    Why does Mary say she cannot tell the truth in court?
    • A. 

      She does not want the other girls punished.

    • B. 

      She wants Elizabeth found guilty.

    • C. 

      She is afraid that Abigail will kill her.

    • D. 

      She too embarrassed to admit that she is a fraud.

  • 6. 
    What does John Proctor mean when he says, "My wife will never die for me"?
    • A. 

      If he baptizes his son, his wife will be freed.

    • B. 

      He knows his adultery has caused Elizabeth to be arrested.

    • C. 

      He knows Elizabeth is being punished for his quarrels with Parris.

    • D. 

      He will not release Elizabeth until Proctor attends church.

  • 7. 
    Goody Osburn will hang, but Sarah Good will not because ...
    • A. 

      Goody Osburn's conjuring was much worse.

    • B. 

      The villagers like Sarah Good better that Goody Osburn.

    • C. 

      Parris spoke up for Sarah Good.

    • D. 

      Sarah Good confessed, but Goody Osburn did not.

  • 8. 
    Elizabeth urges John to go to Salem to ...
    • A. 

      Protect Mary Warren.

    • B. 

      Tell the court that Abigail’s story is a hoax.

    • C. 

      Announce publicly that he believes in witchcraft.

    • D. 

      Ask the court for forgiveness.

  • 9. 
    People “part like the seas” for Abigail because they ...
    • A. 

      Love and admire her.

    • B. 

      Believe her to be honest.

    • C. 

      Respect her devotion and faith.

    • D. 

      Fear her power to accuse them.

  • 10. 
    By the end of Act Two, Reverend Hale has begun to worry that ...
    • A. 

      The villagers might rebel against his authority.

    • B. 

      Perhaps innocent people are being accused.

    • C. 

      Rebecca Nurse did murder Goody Putnam’s babies.

    • D. 

      Most of the villagers are in league with the devil.

  • 11. 
    What gift did Mary Warren give Elizabeth?
    • A. 

      A bible

    • B. 

      A flowers

    • C. 

      A poppet

    • D. 

      A pig

  • 12. 
    Why does Elizabeth think that Abigail wants to kill her?
    • A. 

      She’s sick and a little paranoid.

    • B. 

      She believes Abby wants to take her place as John’s wife.

    • C. 

      She believes Abby is bewitched and will try to destroy anything good.

    • D. 

      None of the above.

  • 13. 
    On what charge(s) was Rebecca Nurse arrested?
    • A. 

      The murder of Goody Putnam’s babies

    • B. 

      Conduct unbefitting a Puritan

    • C. 

      Inability to say her ten commandments

    • D. 

      For making a voodoo doll.

  • 14. 
    When Elizabeth says to Proctor, “The magistrate sits in your heart that judges you,” she means that Proctor ...
    • A. 

      Carries the knowledge of his own guilt.

    • B. 

      Is too quick to judge himself.

    • C. 

      Should speak more openly about his thoughts.

    • D. 

      Knows that she loves him and forgives him.

  • 15. 
    Which of the following words best characterizes Mary Warren?
    • A. 

      Pious

    • B. 

      Jealous

    • C. 

      Gullible

    • D. 

      Vicious

  • 16. 
    What is Mary’s motive in giving the “poppet” to Elizabeth?
    • A. 

      She wants to make friends with Elizabeth.

    • B. 

      She wants Elizabeth to see her as an innocent girl.

    • C. 

      She wants to plant evidence of witchcraft in Elizabeth’s house.

    • D. 

      She wants to make peace with Elizabeth after disobeying her.

  • 17. 
    When Mary says that the crowd parted for Abigail like the sea for Israel, she makes ...
    • A. 

      A comparison to politics.

    • B. 

      An allusion to the Bible.

    • C. 

      Eventual trouble for Abigail.

    • D. 

      A bigoted joke.

  • 18. 
    Giles Corey thinks Putnam is accusing neighbors of witchcraft because Putnam wants to ...
    • A. 

      Prevent his daughter from joining the witches

    • B. 

      Gain their land

    • C. 

      Avoid revelation of his secret life

    • D. 

      Destroy the community

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