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The Crucible - Act I

Review for Act I quiz
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Julie Engel

on 21 September 2011

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Transcript of The Crucible - Act I

The Crucible
Act I What is Reverend Parris upset about at the opening of Act I? a. rumors of witchcraft circulating in the community
b. Abigail's dismissal from the Proctor housedhold
c. his daughter's condition and the possible connection to her inappropriate activities in the woods
d. Tituba's influence over the children a. anxiety about his reputation
b. fear for the fate of her soul
c. great love for his only child
d. terror of the Devil What can be inferred about the attitude of Puritans toward their slaves? a. They saw their slaves as equals in Gods sight.
b. They saw their slaves as being only a step removed from paganism.
c. They feared and mistrusted their slaves.
d. They treated their slaves as valued members of the household. Thomas Putnam's attitude toward Reverend Parris is one of ... a. mistrust
b. respect
c. pity
d. contempt For what detail does this background information prepare you? a. Putnam arguing with Proctor about a piece of land to which both men lay claim
b. Reverend Parris complaining about his salary
c. Abigail's reluctance to tell the truth about what happened in the woods
d. Abigail's dismissal from service in the Proctor household How does Mrs. Putnam justify sending Ruth to Tituba? a. Tituba promised to revive Mrs. Putnam's dead children.
b. Mrs. Putnam didn't think a little foolish "conjuring" would do any harm.
c. Mrs. Putnam thought it might help Ruth, who seemed to be ailing.
d. Mrs. Putnam feels she deserves to know why she has had to endure the deaths of seven children. a. anger at having lost her children
b. compassion for the two sick girls
c. curiosity about the mysterious events in the woods
d. resentment of Reverend Parris Which of the following best describes Abigail Williams's character? a. impulsive and thoughtless
b. naive and timid
c. proud and manipulative
d. affectionate and vulnerable a. her beauty and cleverly crafted purity
b. her social position as the minister's niece
c. her charm and magnetic persuasiveness
d. her use of her early experiences to terrorize them Which word best describes John Proctor's words and actions in Act I? a. compassionate
b. devout
c. independent
d. shrewd Given the following piece of information from the stage directions referring to Tituba's entrance, what can reader conclude about Tituba's behavior at the end of Act I? She enters as one does who can no longer bear to be barred from the sight of her beloved, but she is also very frightened because her slave sense has warned her that, as always, trouble in this house eventually lands on her back. a. Tituba is so fond of Betty that she'll try anyghing to help her.
b. Tituba is actually in love with Reverend Parris and confesses to keep him out of trouble.
c. Tituba's "slave sense" is what got her and the girls into trouble in the first place.
d. She is so sure that trouble will befall her that she plays along with Hale as he pushes her for information. a. She was afraid of Reverend Hale and thought naming names would save her from punishment.
b. She actually saw Goody Good and Goody Osburn in the forest and wanted to tell the truth.
c. She was confused and was talking about a dream she once had.
d. She didn't like the women she named, and she hoped they'd be punished. Consider Tituba's state of mind when she began naming names. What can you infer about her motivation? a. He refuses to send for a doctor.
b. He professes his faith that God will heal her.
c. He seeks help from Reverend Hale.
d. He believes Abigail's assertion that Betty was not bewitched. How does Reverend Parris's belief in the supernaturalaffect his response to his daughter's illness? From the comments of Parris in Act I, his concern for his daughter seems primarily based on his... From the scene in which the girls are alone, what can be inferred as the basis of Abigail's influence over the other girls? Long-held hatreds of neighbors could now be openly expressed, and vengeance taken, despite the Bible's charitable injunctions. Land-lust which had been expressed before by constant bickering over boundaries and deeds, could now be elevated to the arena of morality... Mrs. Putnam comments suggest that her primary motivation in hunting for witches is ... a. anxiety about his reputation
b. fear for the fate of her soul
c. great love for his only child
d. terror of the Devil
a. anger at having lost her children
b. compassion for the two sick girls
c. curiosity about the mysterious events in the woods
d. resentment of Reverend Parris a. her beauty and cleverly crafted purity
b. her social position as the minister's niece
c. her charm and magnetic persuasiveness
d. her use of her early experiences to terrorize them
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