crucible act 1

What year and city was the crucible set in Salem, Massachusets 1962
What was the cause of Betty’s sickness based on Dr. Griggs recomendation witchcraft
What were Betty and Abigail doing in the forest when Reverned Parris frightened them? dancing and singing
What was the relationship between Abigail and Reverned Parris Abigail is Parris’ niece
Why was Abigail Williams fired from John Proctor’s home? She had an affair with John Proctor
Why did John Hale come to Salem? to get rid of witchcraft
Ann Putnam continuously mentioned a problem she encountered with saddened her. What was this problem? she lost all of her children except one
What does the word crucible mean? things were heated to seperate good people from evil witches
Why does Betty pretend to be ill in the play? to escape punishment
In the beginning of Act I, what was Parris’s major concern? his reputation
Name 3 characteristics of John Proctor farmer, independent, married
Name 3 characteristics of Reverned Parris preacher, concieted, educated
Who was Parris’s slave? What did Abigail accuse her of? Tituba, accused of witchcraft
Who was the wise woman known for her charity work in act I? Rebecca Nurse
What does John Proctor predict will happen to Abigail before she is 20? she’ll be clapped in the stocks
What was the motivation of the Salem Witch Trials based on what we have read? jealousy, revenge, power, lies
Which character encourages Abigail to hit Betty to wake her up? Mercy Louis
Identify 3 themes in the Crucible lies, hatred, jealousy
Identify 3 conflicts in the Crucible, be able to explain chosen themes Proctor->Parris – Parris preaches only about damnationParris->Proctor – Proctor does not attend churchMrs. Putnam->Rebecca
Who wrote the Crucible, and explain its parallel to the Red scare in the 1950s. Arthur Miller, in Salem Witch Trials, anyone could be accused of witchcraft, in the Red Scare anyone could be accused of communism
What does Giles Corey’s wife do that disturbs him? reads unnatural books
When Abigail and Betty cry out, name these 4 individuals Sara Good, Sara Osburn, Tituba, Bridget Bishop
Who is Ruth? What is her relationship to the Putnams? What is wrong with her? How do the Putnams tie her problems to Betty’s? putnams daughter, acting sick (same “illness” as Betty) to avoid punishment
Who is John Proctor? What is his relationship to Mary Warren? What is his relationship to Abigail? How does he feel about his realtionship with Abigail? Mary Warren works for John Proctor in Abigail’s place. He had an affair with Abi and regrets it.
Abi & Betty accuse 4 people of being accompanied by the devil. Who are these 4 people and why were they accused Sara Osburn- Anne Putnam lost the babies while this lady was her midwifeSara Good- beggar / drunkTituba- slave, no voice, from Barbados, does witchcraftBridget Bishop- jealousy

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