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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...

Questions: 9  |  Attempts: 4466   |  Last updated: Nov 4, 2020
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    In what year, did the Salem Witch Trials take place?

This is a quiz about the Salem Witch Trials of 1692.

Questions: 10  |  Attempts: 151   |  Last updated: Jan 11, 2013
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    In what month did the trials begin?

This quiz is intended for students to take upon completion of The Salem Witch Hunt/Introduction section of the website.  Students must remember to send the completion certificate to me via email in order to receive credit.

Questions: 10  |  Attempts: 89   |  Last updated: Jan 11, 2013
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    As of 1692, Salem, MA and its residents were under the control of what government?
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Salem Witch Trials Questions & Answers


How many people were murdered during the Salem Witch Trials?
The Salem Witch Trials in 1692 were a dark time in American history. In colonial America, practicing witchcraft was a felony. More than 200 people were cited for practicing witchcraft, and 20 were killed during the hysteria. Nineteen people were hang
What were the Salem Witch Trials?
The Witch Trials were a string of trials and prosecutions of people accused of witchcraft in Colonial America's most legendary cases of mass hysteria. It has been portrayed in rhetoric and popular literature as a vivid cautionary tale about the dange
Who were responsible for the Salem Witch Trials?
There are three people depicted in Arthur Miller’s, “The Crucible.” They are most responsible for the Salem Witch Trials. Abigail Williams is mostly responsible for the Salem Witch Trials because she was the first person to start ac
Why did the Salem Witch Trials happen?
The Salem Witch Trials occurred because it was a classic example of scapegoating and fear combined with a "trigger." A traumatic or stressful incident is what often leads to scapegoating. It was the fear of the Devil, as well as the witches
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