Final Test(104%)

Part A. Matching
Directions: Match the following (1 point each): 10%


  1. Mary Warren
  1. Niece of Reverend Parris
  2. Noticed his wife reading strange books
  3. Would do anything for land
  4. Respected woman, mother of eleven
  5. Servant of the Proctors
  6. Minister from Beverly
  7. Deputy governor and judge at witch trials
  8. Became pregnant at the age of sixty
  9. Lost seven of her babies shortly after birth
  10. Slave of Reverend Parris
  1. Reverend Hale
  1. Rebecca Nurse
  1. Ann Putnam
  1. Abigail Williams
  1. Judge Danforth
  1. Goody Good
  1. Thomas Putnam
  1. Tituba
  1. Giles Corey

Part B. True or False
Directions: Write if the following are true or false (1 point each): 10%


  1. Reverend Hale questions the Proctors for a number of reasons.
  1. Abigail was completely to blame for the witch-hunt.
  1. Mary Warren is a sympathetic character.
  1. Giles Corey is a somewhat comical character in the play.
  1. Reverend Parris sincerely wanted to purge his congregation of witchcraft.
  1. Hawthorne acted as a fair and objective court official.
  1. Elizabeth Proctor hangs for witchcraft.
  1. Putnam and Parris have similar opinions about Church authority.
  1. Rebecca Nurse confesses to witchcraft.
  1. Abigail was cunning and ingenious in her planning.

Part C. Short Answer
Directions: List the following answers (6 points each): 42%

1. What were four entertainments forbidden by Puritans?


  1.   dancing


  2.   reading novels


  3.   theater


  4.   Christmas celebration


How is Elizabeth portrayed (starting from  the beginning of Act to the end of the play)? What virtues does she represent? Why is Elizabeth's testimony  in court so crucial to the development of the play?

What 's the symbolic meaning of the end of Act II where John cried, "May God's icy wind blow!"? What does the ending foreshadow?

What drove John Proctor to proclaim that "God is Dead"? What dramatic effect does this claim create?

2. Name the setting of each act; tell why it was important.

3. List four perversions of the court.

4. Explain two meanings of the word "crucible" and how each applies to the characters.

5. What is the most ironic scene in the play?

6. How does Reverend Hale change in the play?

Proctor is called "Anti-Christ" and "befouled with hell" by Danforth. What's so ironic about the accusation? 

7. What are Parris's two motives for seeking confessions at the conclusion of the play?

Part D. Essay (6 points each) 42%
Directions: Choose Three questions out of Six to answer :

  1. Show the analogy between Salem witch-hunts in 1692 and the McCarthy hearings of the 1950s.

    a. Finger-pointing: people point their fingers at other people to save themselves
    b. Many innocent people were persecuted without trial.

  2. Explain how The Crucible is a tragedy and Proctor, the protagonist, is a tragic hero.
  3. What did Parris mean when he said to Proctor: "It is not for you to say what is good for you to hear." (Act 1)?
  4. What does Proctor mean when he says: "I have three children—how may I teach them to walk like men in the world, and I sold my friends?" (Act 4)?
  5. What does Rebecca mean when she says: "Another judgment awaits us all." (Act 4)?
  6. What does Reverend Hale mean when he says about Proctor: "What profit him to bleed? Shall the dust praise him? Shall the worms declare his truth?" (Act 4)
  7. What does Elizabeth mean when she says about John: "He may have his goodness now, God forbid I take it from him." (Act 4)