Crucible Act 1 Formative 1 Reverend Parris is worried about his daughter, Betty, but he is really more concerned with his own reputation than about his daughter’s health. a true b false 2 Religion is a major part of the Puritan community, but in The Crucible religion cannot keep jealousy, resentment, and anger from controlling people’s lives. a true b false 3 Freedom of speech is a protected right, and characters in The Crucible can speak openly about their feelings without having to worry about going to jail. a true b false 4) 1692 is in the Sixteenth Century a true b false 5 The girls dancing in the forest were Abigail, Betty, Tituba, and Goody Proctor a true b false 6 In the Puritan world, moral crime is the same as legal crime, and you can go to jail for sinning. a true b false 7 Ann Putnam sends her daughter, Ruth, to speak with the slave Tituba because she believes Tituba can speak to the dead. Mrs. Putnam believes this will help her find out who has been using witchcraft to kill her newborn babies a true b false 8 Abigail uses threats and intimidation to keep the other girls from telling the truth a true b false 9 A crucible is a container used by chemists to hold substances that are being heated to high temperatures. Chemists can burn away impurities. Why does Arthur Miller call his play the Crucible? a Abigail uses a crucible to burn John Proctor b It is a metaphor 10 Abigail says, “I told him everything: he knows now, he knows every thing we-” What does Betty say in response? a Why can’t you keep a secret? b I’m glad it’s over now. c You didn’t tell him you drank blood! 11 What does Giles mention to Hale about his wife? a She reads books and that when she is reading them, he cannot pray. b She would like Hale to come over for dinner. 12 Why was Abigail dismissed (fired) from her job at the Proctor’s house? a Abigail did not want to work like a slave b Abigail was dismissed from her job when Elizabeth discovered her affair with John. 13 Why does Betty cry out? a Betty cries out when she hears the name of the Lord sung downstairs b She realizes that they will be hung for witchcraft 14 When Betty cries out, how is this cry interpreted? a The cry is interpreted as a sign that Ruth will finally recover from her illness. b The cry is interpreted as another sign of witchcraft. 15 What does Abby tell Proctor about the events in the woods? a Abby tells Proctor that they were merely dancing and that there was no witchcraft involved B Abigail reveals her intention to have Elizabeth arrested for practicing witchcraft with a poppet. 16 Why is Hale invited to Salem from Boston? a Hale is a noted authority on witchcraft. b Hale wanted the position as minister of Salem, but the position was awarded to his brotherin-law, Mr. Parris. 17 What do we learn about Rebecca Nurse from Hale? a We learn that Rebecca’s good reputation is widely known. b We learn that Rebecca has been reading strange books and will be accused of witchcraft. 18 How is Tituba treated when she declares that she had conversations with the devil and she names a Salem woman as a witch? a Tituba is beaten severely and is made to drink blood. b Tituba is allowed to fly back to Barbados c Tituba is greatly encouraged and treated like a hero.