The Crucible Final Exam

worried about his reputation and his enemies Reverend Parris
a suspicious, plain woman with a withdrawn personality Elizabeth Proctor
manipulative orphan who is behind much of the mischief Abigail Williams
refused to postpone executions for fear of appearing weak Reverend Danforth
sweet old woman who believes the girls are only pretending Rebecca Nurse
a bitter vengeful man who sparked man accusations Thomas Putnam
was pressed to death after refusing to confess Giles Corey
an authoritative man who despises hypocrites above all John Proctor
black slave who was the first to be accused of witchcraft Tituba
young minister who supposedly is an expert in the occult Reverend Hale
What did Reverend Parris actually witness is the woods? Mercy Lewis dancing naked
What happened to Abigail’s parents? They were murdered by Indians
What do the people of Salem seem to argue about the most often? Land ownership and boundaries
What did Mary Warren give to Elizabeth Proctor when she returned from court one day? a poppet with a needle stuck in it
Whose faith was questioned because he plowed on Sunday, and his last child was unbaptized? John Proctor
When confronted in court, John Proctor insisted that Elizabeth has never lied
To prove that she was telling the truth about the girls pretending, Mary Warren was asked to pretend to faint
At the beginning of Act IV, Abigail and Mercy Lewis have robbed Reverend Parris and fled
Parris wanted to postpone the hangings because he was afraid of riots and retribution
Elizabeth was not hanged because she was pregnant
John Proctor took back his confession because he wanted to save his reputation True
The protagonist of the play is Reverend John Hale False
The Crucible is considered to be an allegory for the McCarthy hearings of the 1950’s True
John Proctor could be compared to the Aristotelian model of the tragic hero True
Abigail Williams is meant to be Elizabeth Proctor’s character foil False
Passage Analysis: “I look for John Proctor that took me from my sleep and put knowledge in my heart! I never knew what pretense Salem was, I never knew the lying lessons I was taught by all these Christian women and their covenanted men! And now you bid me tear the light out of my eyes? I will not, I cannot! You loved me John Proctor, and whatever sin it is, you love me yet!” a) This selection is significant because it it the first moment in which we witness the desperate determination of Abigail to win over John Proctor.b) When Abigail speaks of the “pretense” of the men of Salem, she is referring to the hypocrisy of their outward sexual repression and their hidden lust.
Passage Analysis: “Because it is my name! Because I cannot have another in my life! Because I lie and sign myself to lies! Because I am not worth the dust on the feet of them that hang! How may I love without my name? I have given you my soul; leave me my name!” a) At the end of the play, John Proctor utters the words that he is “not worth the dust on the feet of them that hang” in order to reiterate his belief that he would be unable to live with himself, knowing that other innocents had died, and he chose to save himself.b) This passage underscores the play’s emphasis on the theme of “the importance of a man’s reputation”.c) In terms of the entire play, this scene is significant because it is at this moment that John Proctor achieves what Elizabeth refers to as his “goodness”.

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