The Crucible: Act II

Where does Elizabeth want John to go, and what does she want him to do there? To Salem to tell the authorities that the girls are lying
What is John’s response to her prodding? He is reluctant to go
What gift did Mary give Elizabeth? A doll
What was the “evidence” against Sarah Good? She confessed to witchcraftShe mumbled after begging for cider and breadShe could not recite the commandments in court
Why doesn’t Proctor want Mary go back to court? If she goes back, that makes him further involvedHe believes that the accusations are false and the girls are fraudsIt isn’t a just court in Proctor’s eyes
Why does Elizabeth think Abigail wants to kill her? She believes that Abby wants to take her place as John’s wife
Why did Hale come to Proctor’s house? He wanted to question them prior to seeing them in court
What things are “suspicious” about Proctor and his family? Proctor does not go to church regularlyThe youngest son has not been baptizedHe could not remember all of the commandments
Hale asks Elizabeth if she believes in witches. What is her reply? If she is accused of being a witch, she cannot believe in witchesIf the Bible says that witches exist, she cannot believe the Bible
On what charge(s) was Rebecca Nurse arrested? The murder of Goody Proctor’s babies
Why does Cheever come to the Proctor house? He comes to arrest Elizabeth
Explain the significance of the needle in the “poppet.” It was the deciding factor in Elizabeth’s arrestElizabeth had the needle that “stabbed” Abigail
What will happen to Proctor is he tries to discredit Abby? She will claim she has seen him with the devil
Why doesn’t Mary want to testify about the doll? She is afraid of Abigail

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