Crucible Act I

Why has Parris sent for a doctor as the play begins? His daughter will not wake from her sleep
What advice does the doctor send back? he cant find anything medically wrong with her, look for unnatural causes
What does Parris question his niece about ? about what they did in the forest
What is Parris’s main concern? His reputation
What did Parris see in the woods the previous night? he saw the girls dancing with Tituba in the foresthe saw them waving their arms over the fire a kettle with a frog in it and a naked girl
What has Elizabeth Proctor said about Abigail? “she has’nt come to church in 7 months because she does’nt want to be around something to soiled”
Why does Abigail say she was dismissed by the Proctors? because she wanted Abigail to work as a slave
What rumors have circulated the town about Betty? What proof occurs that “proves” that she is a witch? someone saw he flying over a barn, this is proved when she cant stand to hear God’s name in the church songs
Why does Mrs. Putnam contact Tituba? she wanted her to conjure the soul of her dead babies to find out who killed them
Who does Abigail accuse of conjuring spirits at this point? Tituba and Ruth
What does Betty Paris reveal about what happened in the woods? Abigail drank blood in the woods to kill Mrs. Proctor
What threat does Abigail make to the other girls? she threatens to hurt them in the night
What happened in the past between John Proctor and Abigail? How do each of them feel about it now? they had an affair, Abigail still cares for him, but Mr. Proctor wants it over
What is the function of Rebecca Nurse play? she is the voice of reason, and she is a respected member in the community
How does John Proctor feel about Reverend Parris? he thinks he’s selfish, materialistic, and he only talks about Hell and damnation at Church
What is the dispute between John Proctor and Thomas Putnam land, property
Why is Hale in Salem? to stop the rumors of witchcraft because he is a witchcraft expert or exorcist, and was asked to come to look at Betty
What does Giles Correy reveal to Reverend Hale? His wife has been reading mysterious book that keep him from saying his prayers
When Abigail is questioned by Hale, who does she blame? What is her proof? Tituba, because she laughs during prayer, she comes to her in the middle of the nigh and makes her drink blood, and Abigail wakes naked and can hear her laughing
What ultimatum is Tituba given? she must confess the other witches or she will be hanged
Who does ATituba accuse of being a witch? Sarah Good Sarah Osborne
Why does Abigail start accusing people at this point? she diverts the attention from herself
Why does Betty Parris start accusing people? she figures she wont get in trouble and it will divert the attention away from what they did in the forest

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