CHARACTERS PLOT Ironies THEMES HISTORICAL CONTEXT

100

Who is Abigail?
SERVANT WHO HAS AN AFFAIR

100

What is "silly season"?
Rebecca nurse comes to check on Betty in Act and says the girls are behaving as children do in their ________________.

100

What is adultery?
John Proctor forgets a commandment.

100

What is "reputation" or "my good name"?
this was worth dying for some people of Salem

100

What is 1692 in Salem, MA?
Setting - time and place

200

Who is Giles Corey?
He was pressed to death in questioning.

200

What is "the supernatural death of Ann's 7 children"?
Rebecca Nurse is accused of witchcraft by Ann Putnam for ________________________________________.

200

What is selfish or self-serving?
Reverend Parris is the town pastor and yet his character is revealed to be very ________________.

200

What is "revenge"?
many people used the accusation of witchcraft to settle a score

200

What is McCarthyism?
_________________ the practice of making accusations of dishonesty or disloyalty without having adequate evidence.

300

Who is Mary Warren?
The Proctor's new servant who confesses to pretending in court and gives Elizabeth a poppet.

300

Who are Betty and Ruth?
These two girl become unable to wake after dancing in the forest: ________________ and ___________.

300

Who is Judge Danforth?
Will not pardon accused because he more concerned with justice for the dead over the living

300

What is "mob mentality?"
the balance of power shifts when a large number of people get caught up in one idea

300

What is the Red Scare or McCarthyism?
1950's "witch hunt" for communists in the US government

400

Who is John Proctor?
Works as a farmer and is very concerned for his reputation; confesses to adultery but won't lie to save his life.

400

What John convinces Mary to do?
Mary goes to court to confess that the girls have been pretending.

400

What is "Mary's spirit attacking them?"
When Abigail and the girls claim to see a yellow bird in the rafters of the courtroom, they claim...

400

What is "justice?"
many innocent people died in the name of _____________

400

Who is Arthur Miller?
Was accused of being a communist in the 1950's and wrote the Crucible

500

Who is Reverend Hale?
The expert on witchcraft and quits the court when John Proctor is arrested.

500

Why is Elizabeth's punishment postponed?
Elizabeth is pregnant.

500

What is 91?
# (how many)_ people signed a petition to confirms the good character of Corey's wife but ended up accused as well

500

What is "morality?"
doing what's right is not always what's right according to the law

500

What is an allegory?
a narrative using characters and events to represent another event

The Crucible

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