Study Guide Questions – The Crucible Act 2

Where does Elizabeth want John to go, and what does she want him to do there? To the court in Salem to tell the truth about Abigail and the girls
What is John’s response to Elizabeth’s prodding? he knows he should go but he does not want to get involved
What gift did Mary give Elizabeth? poppet (doll)
What was the “evidence” against Sarah Good? after being refused bread and cider by Mary Warren, she walks away mumbling
Why doesn’t Proctor want Mary to go back to court? because he does not want Mary involved with the girls and their lying
Why does Elizabeth think abigail wants to kill her? so Abigail can be with John and take her place
Why did Hale come to Proctor’s house? to check the “Christian character” of the house
What things are suspicious about Proctor and his family? they haven’t missed a lot of church, his 3rd child has not been baptized, John can not say all the commandments
Hale asks Elizabeth if she believes in witches, what is her reply? If someone good can be blamed a witch then she does not believe it, because she knows she is a good woman
On what charge was Rebecca Nurse arrested? Murdering Goody Putnam’s babies
Why does Cheever come to the Proctor house? to arrest Elizabeth
Explain the significance of the needle in poppet. Abigail saw Mary Warren stick the needle in the doll during court (the one given to Elizabeth) and then stuck herself with a needle claiming it was Elizabeth’s spirit
What will happen to Proctor if he tries to discredit Abby? She will charge him with lechery (adultery)
Why doesn’t Mary want to testify about the doll? Because Abby has threatened to kill any of the girls for telling the truth

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