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The Crucible Quiz

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Quiz on The Crucible Quiz, created by abl on 05/13/2013.
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Question 1

Question
Name the key themes in the play
Answer
  • Religion
  • Honesty
  • Lies and deceit
  • The Law
  • Faith
  • Witchhunts
  • Love and Marriage
  • Revenge

Question 2

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What is the role of John Proctor in the play?
Answer
  • Tragic Hero
  • Vice character

Question 3

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How does Miller present religion in the play?
Answer
  • Harsh
  • Forgiving
  • Vindictive
  • Joyful
  • Something to take comfort from
  • Cruel
  • Judgemental

Question 4

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What sort of man does the Rev Parris come across as?
Answer
  • Weak
  • Loyal
  • Hypocrite
  • Avaricious
  • Christian
  • Easily manipulated

Question 5

Question
Do you need to provide context detail in your answer?
Answer
  • Yes
  • No

Question 6

Question
Why is the play written in 17th century English?
Answer
  • 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

Question
What makes the role of the children in the play so memorable?
Answer
  • 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

Question
What is important about the trials taking place in the court-house?
Answer
  • It is not important and has no significance
  • It shows how the law was based upon religious principles.

Question 9

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

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

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

Question
What styles of language does Miller use in the play?
Answer
  • 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

Question
What styles of language does Miller use in the play?
Answer
  • 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

Question
Is there any excuse for Abigail's behaviour?
Answer
  • 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

Question
Are the girls totally to blame for events in Salem?
Answer
  • Yes, it is all their fault.
  • No, Salem was divided before the witch-hunts by petty disputes.

Question 16

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