English 11


Act III The Crucible Quiz

Matching (choices may be used more than once or not at all)

1. _ Rev. Hale A. admits to being an adulterer in court
2. _ Rev. Parris B. helps John Proctor before turning against him at the end of Act III
3. _ Abigail Williams C. reports to the court that Proctor plows on Sunday
4. _ Mary Warren D. the court reports that this character is pregnant in Act III
5. _ John Proctor E. boasts that by his signature, seventy-two have been hanged
6. _ Elizabeth Proctor F. leads the girls in court “seeing” a scary bird and feeling cold
7. _ Giles Corey G. begins to express serious doubts about the trials in Act III
8. _ Danforth H. presents court with a deposition of ninety-one signatures
9. _ Francis Nurse I. lies under oath to the court about John Proctor’s adultery
10. _ Cheever J. is arrested for not giving names to the court

Quotation Analysis: CHOOSE THREE! For EACH, read the quotation carefully. Write a proper INTRODUCTION and EXPLANATION for the quotation. Follow the “sandwich method”! You may use your notes to guide you.

  • Context
  • Speaker
  • Interpretation: Explain FACT in the quotation itself and INFERENCE you can conclude based on the fact.
  • Explanation: Explain how this shows the community upholding or disregarding its ideals of just behavior.

“It is my third wife, sir; I never had no wife that be so taken with books, and I thought to find the cause of it, d’y’see, but it were no witch I blamed her for. I have broke charity with the woman, I have broke charity with her.” (covers his face, ashamed)

“I will not give you no name. I mentioned my wife’s name once and I’ll burn in hell long enough for that. I stand mute.”

“The pure in heart need no lawyers. Proceed as you will.”

She thinks to dance with me on my wife’s grave! And well she might, for I thought of her softly. God help me, I lusted, and there is a promise in such sweat. Bit it is a whore’s vengeance, and you must see it; I set myself entirely in your hands. I know you must see it now.”

Will you confess yourself befouled with Hell, or do you keep that black allegiance yet? What say you?”

“A fire! A fire is burning. I hear the boot of Lucifer, I see his filthy face! And it is my face, and yours, Danforth! For them that quail to bring men out of ignorance, as I have quailed, and as you quail now when you know in all your black hearts that this be frauds—God damns our kind especially, and we will burn, we will burn together!”

“Now, Martha Corey, there is abundant evidence in our hands to show that you have given yourself to the reading of fortunes. Do you deny it?”