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The Crucible by Arthur Miller - Barron's Booknotes
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_____ 1. Which of the following statements are not true?

I. Tituba is blamed for the death of Mrs. Putnam's babies
II. Rebecca is considered a bad person by many people
III. No one is ever actually hanged as a result of the

A. I, II, and III
B. II and III only
C. I and III only

_____ 2. The commandment John Proctor has broken is

A. Honor thy father and mother
B. Thou shalt not bear false witness
C. Thou shalt not commit adultery

_____ 3. John takes back his confession because

A. he wants to save his reputation
B. he wants to protect Elizabeth
C. he is hoping to escape

_____ 4. One theme of The Crucible is

A. true love always wins out
B. all's well that ends well
C. pretense is destructive

_____ 5. At the end of the play, Proctor gains a victory

A. confessing
B. tearing up his confession
C. refusing to accuse Parris of witchcraft

_____ 6. The protagonist of this play is

A. Rebecca Nurse
B. Reverend Parris
C. John Proctor

_____ 7. Proctor tries to justify his confession by

A. saying he is innocent
B. saying he is already a sinner
C. blaming Abigail for his troubles

_____ 8. In the last scene, Hale wants to

A. convince John to confess and save his own life
B. go to Andover to find more witches
C. run away with Abigail

_____ 9. At the end of the play, the words that best
characterize John Proctor's conscience are

A. confused and desperate
B. calm and certain
C. troubled and regretful

_____ 10. Who among the following is not listed with
his or her ultimate fate?

I. Rebecca is hanged
II. Giles Corey is hanged
III. Parris is voted from office

A. I and II only
B. II only
C. I and III only

11. Why is Reverend Hale important?

12. Why doesn't John Proctor confess?

13. Compare Reverend Samuel Parris to Reverend Hale.

14. What is the significance of the title?

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