English 11


The Crucible Act IV Quiz

Matching: (a choice may be used once, more than once, or not at all)

1. _ Rev. Hale A. is scheduled to be hanged along with Proctor
2. _ Rev. Parris B. works tirelessly to get prisoner’s lives saved in Act IV
3. _ Abigail Williams C. runs away after stealing 31 pounds of Parris’ money
4. _ Mary Warren D. tries to get Elizabeth to persuade John to confess
5. _ John Proctor E. ends up being “pressed” to death for not revealing names
6. _ Elizabeth Proctor F. is nervous in Act IV; a dagger is placed on his front door
7. _ Giles Corey G. drinks heavily in Act IV, perhaps because of guilt
8. _ Herrick H. condemns Rebecca, Martha, and John to hang
9. _ Danforth I. signs a confession to witchcraft, then tears it up
10. _ Rebecca Nurse J. Proctor is for convicted of sending his spirit against her

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 cannot be forgot, sir, that when I summoned the congregation for John Proctor’s excommunication there were hardly thirty people come to hear it. That speak a discontent, I think.”

“Life, woman, life is God’s most precious gift; no principle, however glorious, may justify the taking of it.”

“Postponement now speaks a floundering on my part; reprieve or pardon must cast doubt upon the guilt of them that died till now. While I speak God’s law, I will not crack its voice with whimpering.”

“I come to do the Devil’s work. I come to counsel Christians they should belie themselves. There is blood on my head! Can you not see the blood on my head!!”

“I counted myself so plain, so poorly made, no honest love could come to me! Suspicion kissed you when I did; I never knew how I should say my love. It were a cold house I kept!”

“And there’s your first marvel… now I do think I see some shred of goodness in John Proctor. Not enough to weave a banner with, but white enough to keep it from such dogs.”