1 Why does Abigail Williams live with Reverend Parris? She is having an affair with him. She is his illegitimate daughter. She is his servant. She is his niece. 2 Which of these characters is not condemned for witchery? Giles Corey Bridget Bishop John Proctor Rebecca Nurse 3 Why does Reverend Parris wish to spare Proctor? He is convinced that Proctor is innocent. He fears for his life if a respected man is hanged. He wishes to tear down the court. He wants to have revenge against Abigail. 4 "The Devil is precise; the marks of his presence are definite as stone." What is the significance of this line? It shows that Mary Warren is a prideful girl who thinks herself the superior of the Proctors. It is a veiled threat that Reverend Parris uses against Proctor for opposing him. It is ironic, for Reverend Hale is using ambiguous marks to define the devil's presence. It foreshadows Giles Corey's death by stoning. 5 Which of the following did not occur during the dancing? Mercy Lewis danced naked. Abigail Williams drank a charm to kill Goody Proctor. Tituba attempted to conjure Ruth Putnam's sisters. Susanna Walcott murdered a frog and a rabbit for Tituba's spell. 6 "More weight." What of the following is not significant about this line? Giles chooses his death, sacrificing himself to spare others. Elizabeth mentions this to John as he decides whether or not to admit to witchcraft, serving as an example of a friend who sacrificed himself for a greater good. Because Giles dies by refusing to answer questions, he is not excommunicated and dies a Christian. Danforth erroneously believes that Giles will admit to witchery if placed under greater torture. 7 Which of the following characters does not support John Proctor's decision to falsely admit to witchcraft? Reverend Parris Reverend Hale Deputy Governor Danforth Elizabeth Proctor 8 Why do many of the accused admit to witchcraft? They are forced to admitting to witchcraft under duress and torture. By admitting to witchcraft they can accuse others of the same crime. By admitting to witchcraft they guarantee that they will not be executed. They are actually witches. 9 Which of the following is not a complaint that Proctor has against Reverend Parris? Parris reaches out for land at the expense of his neighbors Parris wastes the church money on extravagant items. Parris demands too much compensation, such as the right to his house. Parris focuses on hell and damnation in his services. 10 "Your justice would freeze beer." To whom does this line refer? Deputy Governor Danforth Thomas Putnam Reverend Parris Elizabeth Proctor 11 What grudge do the Putnams not have against the Nurses? The Nurses own land that the Putnams covet. The Nurses and their allies broke away from Salem to form a new community. Rebecca Nurse has never lost a child nor grandchild, while Mrs. Putnam has lost all but one of her children. The Nurses opposed the Putnams' choice for minister. 12 What does the commandment that Proctor forgets concern? Blasphemy Adultery Murder Lying 13 "What victory would the Devil have to win a soul already bad?" What is the significance of this line? It is ironic, for the speaker is a lost soul charging others with villainy. It shows that Reverend Parris suspects everybody of witchcraft. It foreshadows the eventual charges against respectable citizens such as Rebecca Nurse. It foreshadows Mr. Putnam's charges against George Jacobs. 14 What is the likely reason that Old Giles cannot say his prayers? Rebecca Nurse sent her spirit out against him. He is forgetful and barely knows his prayers. He is easily frightened. His wife's reading blocks him from saying his prayers. 15 "Theology, sir, is a fortress; no crack in a fortress may be accounted small." What is the significance of this line? It shows the arrogance of the court in believing itself infallible. It shows that Reverend Hale is invariably fixed on minor details. It shows the hypocrisy of Reverend Parris, who himself has major flaws. It shows that any person may be suspected of witchcraft for any small fault. 16 "The Crucible" is an allegorical tale that relates most strongly to which contemporary event for Arthur Miller? The Starr report The Nuremberg trials The McCarthy hearings The Holocaust 17 Which of the following is not evidence used by Hale against the Proctors? The failure of their children to be baptised. John's affair with Abigail Williams The Proctor's absence from church. Mary Warren's poppet 18 Which of the following is not matched to the person whom he/she accuses of witchcraft? Abigail Williams : Elizabeth Proctor Tituba : Sarah Good Ann Putnam: Rebecca Nurse Betty Parris: George Jacobs 19 Which character in the play is compared to Pontius Pilate? Thomas Putnam Giles Corey Reverend John Hale Reverend Samuel Parris 20 Which of the following is not matched to their motive for promoting the witchcraft trials? Abigail Williams : lust John Hathorne : superstition Thomas Putnam : greed Samuel Parris : paranoia 21 What is the significant about Danforth's support for Proctor's confession? It shows that he knows that there are no witches in Salem. It shows that he has turned against Putnam and Parris. It shows that his interest is in preserving the court and not in actual justice. It shows that he will bend the rules whenever it suits him. 22 Which character proclaims that Abigail Williams should be "ripped out of the world"? John Hale Samuel Parris John Proctor Elizabeth Proctor 23 Which line best represents Elizabeth Proctor's view in the trials? "If Rebecca Nurse be tainted, then nothing's left to stop the whole green world from burning." "The shining sun is up, and them that fear not light will surely praise it." "I cannot think the Devil may own a woman's soul when she keeps an upright way." "Remember, until an hour before the Devil fell, God thought him beautiful in Heaven." 24 What is significant about Giles Corey's charge against Thomas Putnam? It is ironic, for Giles Corey is condemned for giving evidence that is hearsay, while equally invalid evidence is used to condemn persons for witchcraft. It is ironic, for Giles Corey charges Thomas Putnam with a crime for which Corey is guilty. It illustrates the theme of the obscure division between public and private. It illustrates the theme of the novel of passing blame from one character to another. 25 What is the significance of the line "before the laws of God we are as swine! We cannot read his will." This demonstrates Proctor's contempt for the intellectual abilities of men. This is ironic, for Danforth believes that we can read God's will, or else he would not condemn people for witchcraft. This demonstrates the change in Reverend Hale, for at the beginning of the play he believed that he could ascertain any supernatural phenomenon. When Elizabeth argues this, it shows that she does not want John to confess.