Quiz On The Crucible: A Book By Arthur Miller

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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.

    Correct Answer
    C. Are engaging in witchcraft.
    Explanation
    Reverend Parris concludes that his daughter and the other girls are engaging in witchcraft when he sees them dancing in the forest. This conclusion is based on the societal beliefs and fears surrounding witchcraft during that time period. The girls' behavior, combined with the context of the forest and the rumors of witchcraft in the community, leads Parris to believe that they are involved in supernatural activities.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    D. It could cost him his ministry and his daughter's life
    Explanation
    Reverend Parris fears the villagers' response to the rumor that his daughter has come under a spell because it could cost him his ministry and his daughter's life. This suggests that Reverend Parris is concerned about his reputation and position in the community. If the villagers believe that his daughter is involved in witchcraft, it could lead to a loss of trust in him as a religious leader and potentially result in his removal from his position as a minister. Additionally, there is a possibility that his daughter's life could be at risk if she is accused of being a witch, as the punishment for witchcraft during that time was death.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. Hale is the authority on witches
    Explanation
    Reverend Parris sends for Reverend John Hale of Beverly because he believes that Hale is the authority on witches. Parris is facing a situation with Betty, who is believed to be under the influence of witchcraft, and he seeks Hale's expertise to understand and handle the situation. As an expert on witchcraft, Hale is seen as someone who can provide guidance and help in dealing with the suspected presence of witches in the community.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    D. Goody Proctor suspected the relationship between her husband and Abigail
    Explanation
    The conclusion that can be drawn about Abigail's discharge from the Proctors' is that Goody Proctor suspected the relationship between her husband and Abigail. This is indicated by the fact that Abigail left, suggesting that she was asked to leave, and the reason for her dismissal is likely related to the suspicion of an inappropriate relationship between her and Mr. Proctor.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    D. Fears that Abigail will reveal their adulterous affair
    Explanation
    John Proctor avoids going to Salem because he fears that Abigail will reveal their adulterous affair. This fear stems from the fact that if their affair is exposed, it would not only damage his reputation but also his marriage. Proctor understands the consequences of his actions and wants to protect his wife and family from the shame and judgment that would come with the revelation of his affair with Abigail. This fear is a driving force behind his decision to stay away from Salem and avoid any potential confrontation with Abigail.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. She mumbles the Ten Commandments
    Explanation
    Elizabeth Proctor mumbling the Ten Commandments is not used as evidence against her because it is a personal action that does not directly implicate her in any wrongdoing or criminal activity. The other options provide more concrete evidence that could be used against her, such as possessing a poppet with a needle in its belly, making a statement about someone needing to be removed from the world, and Abigail discovering a needle in her own belly. These actions and statements suggest potential malicious intent or involvement in witchcraft, unlike mumbling the Ten Commandments.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. Desire for Elizabeth to hang so that she can marry John Proctor
    Explanation
    According to Elizabeth Proctor, Abigail's motivation behind accusing her is her desire for revenge for being dismissed from the Proctor household.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    D. All-powerful authority
    Explanation
    Deputy Governor Danforth represents and symbolizes all-powerful authority in the court. This is evident from his position and actions throughout the play. He holds significant power and control over the proceedings, making decisions that have a profound impact on the lives of those accused. Danforth's authoritative demeanor and unwavering belief in his own judgment demonstrate his position as the ultimate authority figure in the court. His actions reflect the idea that he possesses the ultimate power and control over the lives and fates of the individuals involved in the trials.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    D. Realizes that he must also stand up for his friends and their accused wives
    Explanation
    The correct answer is that Proctor realizes that he must also stand up for his friends and their accused wives. This can be inferred from the information given in the question, as it states that Proctor rejects the compromise that would grant his wife freedom for one year. This suggests that he is prioritizing the well-being and freedom of not only his wife but also the other accused wives and their families.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. Person is then suspected of being a witch
    Explanation
    When someone offers evidence that questions the court's authority, they are then suspected of being a witch. This suggests that the court may view any challenge to their authority as a threat and respond with suspicion and accusations. This response implies a lack of tolerance for dissent or questioning of the court's power, potentially reflecting a repressive or authoritarian system.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    A. The community is in a state of chaos.
    Explanation
    The fact that orphans beg for food and cows roam the streets suggests that the community is in a state of chaos. This indicates a breakdown in social order and a lack of resources or support for vulnerable individuals. The presence of roaming cows also implies a lack of control or regulation over livestock, further contributing to the sense of disorder in the community.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    D. Her cold heart was partly to blame for her husband's infidelity
    Explanation
    Elizabeth has learned through her test of character that her cold heart was partly to blame for her husband's infidelity. This suggests that Elizabeth has reflected on her own actions and realized that her lack of warmth and affection towards her husband may have contributed to his straying. This realization shows growth and self-awareness on Elizabeth's part, as she acknowledges her own role in the breakdown of their relationship.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    D. She does not want to take away her husband's chance for salvation
    Explanation
    Elizabeth chooses not to plead with her husband in the final scene because she does not want to take away his chance for salvation. Despite the hardships they have faced and the betrayal she has experienced, Elizabeth still cares for John and believes that he should have the opportunity to make his own decision regarding his fate. By not pleading with him, she allows him to choose whether or not to confess and potentially save his own life. This decision shows her selflessness and her desire to give John the chance to redeem himself.

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