The Crucible Quiz

Question 1 of 16

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Name the key themes in the play

Select one or more of the following:

  • Religion

  • Honesty

  • Lies and deceit

  • The Law

  • Faith

  • Witchhunts

  • Love and Marriage

  • Revenge

Question 2 of 16

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What is the role of John Proctor in the play?

Select one of the following:

  • Tragic Hero

  • Vice character

Question 3 of 16

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How does Miller present religion in the play?

Select one or more of the following:

  • Harsh

  • Forgiving

  • Vindictive

  • Joyful

  • Something to take comfort from

  • Cruel

  • Judgemental

Question 4 of 16

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What sort of man does the Rev Parris come across as?

Select one or more of the following:

  • Weak

  • Loyal

  • Hypocrite

  • Avaricious

  • Christian

  • Easily manipulated

Question 5 of 16

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Do you need to provide context detail in your answer?

Select one of the following:

  • Yes

  • No

Question 6 of 16

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Why is the play written in 17th century English?

Select one or more of the following:

  • To give it authenticity

  • All Greek tragedies are written this way

  • To make the style of speech simplistic and plot straight-forward

  • To help reflect the religious values of the Salem community

Question 7 of 16

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What makes the role of the children in the play so memorable?

Select one or more of the following:

  • It shows how easily innocence can be corrupted

  • It is a reflection of how children behave in real life

  • Dramatically it is very powerful to have children take control.

  • It is symbolic of a world turned upside down.

  • It shows why children must never be trusted

Question 8 of 16

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What is important about the trials taking place in the court-house?

Select one of the following:

  • It is not important and has no significance

  • It shows how the law was based upon religious principles.

Question 9 of 16

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What is the significance of the location of the Proctor's house?

Select one or more of the following:

  • It is on the edge of Salem and so distant from the madness in town.

  • It shows that John Proctor is anti-social

  • It is close to the woods and the wild savage frontier-lands.

  • It shows that Proctor is an 'outsider' within Salem.

  • It represents the tough existence of working the land

  • it shows he cannot afford to live in the town.

Question 10 of 16

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What is important to John Proctor at the end of the play?

Select one or more of the following:

  • His reputation

  • To atone for his sins

  • To remove himself from the temptation of Abigail

  • To end the madness in Salem

  • To die an honest man

Question 11 of 16

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How does Miller use the marriage of the Proctor's symbolically in the play?

Select one or more of the following:

  • To show the change in John and Elizabeth Proctor throughout the play

  • To provide a sense of hope by the end of the play

  • To show that women are wrong in this play

  • To represent the healing process in Salem

  • To represent forgiveness

Question 12 of 16

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What styles of language does Miller use in the play?

Select one or more of the following:

  • Biblical references, especially to do with judgement and punishment

  • Violent language especially in relation to the Devil.

  • Chanting and unison by the children to represent growing hysteria

  • Latin to represent knowledge and education.

  • Satirical comedy

Question 13 of 16

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What styles of language does Miller use in the play?

Select one or more of the following:

  • Biblical references, especially to do with judgement and punishment

  • Violent language especially in relation to the Devil.

  • Chanting and unison by the children to represent growing hysteria

  • Latin to represent knowledge and education.

  • Satirical comedy

Question 14 of 16

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Is there any excuse for Abigail's behaviour?

Select one or more of the following:

  • No she is just pure evil

  • Yes, she is a victim of the harsh rules of Salem

  • Yes, she is a wronged woman whom John Proctor took advantage of.

  • No she is a spiteful harlot who deserves to burn in Hell

Question 15 of 16

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Are the girls totally to blame for events in Salem?

Select one or more of the following:

  • Yes, it is all their fault.

  • No, Salem was divided before the witch-hunts by petty disputes.

Question 16 of 16

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How does Miller make John Proctor sound like an Old Testament prophet in the play?

Select one or more of the following:

  • His sense of retribution "I will like an ocean on the court!"

  • His biblical style prophecies, "Now Heaven and Hell grapple on our backs...And the wind God's icy wind will blow"

  • He is always talking about Satan

  • His religious analogies "Pontious Pilate God will not let you wash your hands of this!"

  • He speaks the truth with religious certainty, "I hear the boot of Lucifer, I see his filthy face!"

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