Quiz On The Crucible: A Book By Arthur Miller

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The Crucible Quizzes & Trivia

If you have read The Crucible by Arthur Miller, then this quiz is specifically for you. The assumption is that you understood the read, and this quiz aims to find out how much knowledge you have on the book. So, without wondering for another second, let's jump right in.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    When Reverend Parris sees his daughter and the other girls dancing in the forest, he concludes that they.
    • A. 

      Are heathens.

    • B. 

      Are enjoying themselves.

    • C. 

      Are engaging in witchcraft.

    • D. 

      Have come under Tituba's spell.

  • 2. 
    Reverend Parris fears the villagers' response to the rumor that his daughter has come under a spell because:
    • A. 

      He fears the work of the devil

    • B. 

      It will upset the peaceful village

    • C. 

      It confirms suspicions about his daughter

    • D. 

      It could cost him his ministry and his daughter's life

  • 3. 
    Reverend Parris sends for Reverend John Hale of Beverly because:
    • A. 

      They are good friends

    • B. 

      Hale attended Harvard

    • C. 

      Hale is the authority on witches

    • D. 

      He hopes Hale will talk sense into Betty

  • 4. 
    What conclusion can you draw about Abigail's discharge from the Proctors'?
    • A. 

      Abigail is a lazy servant

    • B. 

      Goody Proctor was a demanding employer

    • C. 

      Abigail left on good terms

    • D. 

      Goody Proctor suspected the relationship between her husband and Abigail

  • 5. 
    The real reason John Proctor avoids going to Salem is that he:
    • A. 

      Thinks the proceedings are absurd

    • B. 

      Is afraid of leaving his wife, who is not well

    • C. 

      Is busy sowing the fields and working the farm

    • D. 

      Fears that Abigail will reveal their adulterous affair

  • 6. 
    Which of the following is NOT used as evidence against Elizabeth Proctor?
    • A. 

      She mumbles the Ten Commandments

    • B. 

      She possesses a poppet with a needle in its belly

    • C. 

      She says that Abigail "must be ripped out of the world"

    • D. 

      Abigail discovers a needle in her own belly

  • 7. 
    According to Elizabeth Proctor, the motivation behind Abigail's accusation against her is Abigail's
    • A. 

      Desire for honesty and truth

    • B. 

      Hysteria, which has gripped much of the village

    • C. 

      Desire for Elizabeth to hang so that she can marry John Proctor

    • D. 

      Desire for revenge for being dismissed from the Proctor household

  • 8. 
    What does Deputy Governor Danforth represent or symbolize in court?
    • A. 

      Hope

    • B. 

      Fair-minded law

    • C. 

      Equal justice for all

    • D. 

      All-powerful authority

  • 9. 
    Proctor rejects the compromise that would grant his wife freedom for one year because he:
    • A. 

      Doesn't want to upset his wife

    • B. 

      Has a grander goal of overthrowing the court

    • C. 

      No longer loves his wife and wants to see her hang

    • D. 

      Realizes that he must also stand up for his friends and their accused wives

  • 10. 
    When someone offers evidence that questions the court's authority, the:
    • A. 

      Person is hailed a hero

    • B. 

      Person is thrown out of court

    • C. 

      Person is then suspected of being a witch

    • D. 

      Evidence is recorded and considered by the court

  • 11. 
    What conclusion about current life in Salem can be drawn from the fact that orphans beg for food and cows roam the streets?
    • A. 

      The community is in a state of chaos.

    • B. 

      Salem is no longer a farming community.

    • C. 

      The trials have turned people toward witchcraft.

    • D. 

      The witches in prison ar casting spells on the village.

  • 12. 
    Through her test of character, Elizabeth has learned that:
    • A. 

      She is guilty of doing the Devil's work

    • B. 

      Abigail is not a bad person

    • C. 

      She was right to suspect her husband's loyalty

    • D. 

      Her cold heart was partly to blame for her husband's infidelity

  • 13. 
    In the final scene, Elizabeth will not plead with her husband because:
    • A. 

      She fears that they will hang her too

    • B. 

      John refuses to hear what she has to say

    • C. 

      Even in the face of death, she cannot forgive him

    • D. 

      She does not want to take away her husband's chance for salvation