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ENGH040059: Unit 5 Evaluation
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Eleventh Grade English 2: Modern American
Evaluation Name: Unit 5 Evaluation
Unit 5 Evaluation
Select the response that best completes the statement or answers the question.
1. What is Reverend Parris upset about at the opening of Act I of The Crucible?
a. rumors of witchcraft circulating in the community
b. Abigail’s dismissal from the Proctor household
c. his daughter’s condition and the possible connection to her inappropriate activities in the woods
d. Tituba’s influence over the children
2. From the comments of Parris in The Crucible, Act I, his concern for his daughter seems primarily based on his
a. anxiety about his reputation.
b. fear for the fate of her soul.
c. great love for his only child.
d. terror of the Devil.
3. In The Crucible, Act I, how does Reverend Parris’s belief in the supernatural affect his response to his daughter’s
a. He refuses to send for a doctor.
b. He professes his faith that God will heal her.
c. He seeks help from Reverend Hale.
d. He believes Abigail’s assertion that Betty was not bewitched.
4. What can be inferred from Act I of The Crucible about the attitude of Puritans toward their slaves?
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a. They saw their slaves as equals in God’s sight.
b. They saw their slaves as being only a step removed from paganism.
c. They feared and mistrusted their slaves.
d. They treated their slaves as valued members of the household.
5. In The Crucible, Act I Thomas Putnam’s attitude toward Reverend Parris is one of
6. This passage is from the background information at the opening of The Crucible Act I. Determine the detail for
which the quote prepares you: “Long-held hatreds of neighbors could now be openly expressed, and vengeance
taken, despite the Bible’s charitable injunctions. Land-lust which had been expressed before by constant bickering
over boundaries and deeds, could now be elevated to the arena of morality.”
a. the Putnams arguing with the Nurses about land boundaries
b. Reverend Parris complaining about his salary
c. Abigail’s reluctance to tell the truth about what happened in the woods
d. Abigail’s dismissal from service in the Proctor household
7. How does Mrs. Putnam justify sending Ruth to Tituba in the first act of The Crucible?
a. Tituba promised to revive Mrs. Putnam’s dead children.
b. Mrs. Putnam didn’t think a little foolish “conjuring” would do any harm.
c. Mrs. Putnam thought it might help Ruth, who seemed to be ailing.
d. Mrs. Putnam feels she deserves to know why she has had to endure the deaths of seven children.
8. Which phrase in Act I of The Crucible best describes Abigail Williams’s character?
a. impulsive and thoughtless
b. naive and timid
c. proud and manipulative
d. affectionate and vulnerable
9. From the scene in the first act of The Crucible in which the girls are alone, what can be inferred as the basis of
Abigail’s influence over the other girls?
a. her beauty and cleverly crafted purity
b. her social position as the minister’s niece
c. her charm and magnetic persuasiveness
d. her use of her early experiences to terrorize them
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10. Which word best describes John Proctor’s words and actions in Act I of The Crucible?
11. Consider Tituba’s state of mind when she began naming names in the first act of The Crucible. What can you
infer about her motivation?
a. She was afraid of Reverend Hale and thought naming names would save her from punishment.
b. She actually saw Goody Good and Goody Osburn in the forest and wanted to tell the truth.
c. She was confused and was talking about a dream she once had.
d. She didn’t like the women she named, and she hoped they’d be punished.
12. Determine what the following quotation says about Tituba’s behavior at the end of Act I: “She enters as one does
who can no longer bear to be barred from the sight of her beloved, but she is also very frightened because her slave
sense has warned her that, as always, trouble in this house eventually lands on her back.”
a. Tituba is so fond of Betty that she’ll try anything to help her.
b. Tituba is actually in love with Reverend Parris and confesses to keep him out of trouble.
c. Tituba’s “slave sense” is what got her and the girls into trouble in the first place.
d. She is so sure that trouble will befall her that she plays along with Hale as he pushes her for information.
13. What is the setting of Act II of The Crucible?
a. the following day at the home of John and Elizabeth Proctor
b. Reverend Parris’s home, about a week after the accusations of witchcraft have begun
c. the Proctors’ home, eight days after the girls have begun to accuse people
d. the Salem meeting house, just before Abigail’s trial
14. Based on the following line of dialogue from Act II of The Crucible, determine what you can predict about the
Proctors: “PROCTOR, with a grin: I mean to please you, Elizabeth.”
a. They will turn on each other.
b. They will turn on their friends.
c. They will support each other.
d. They will lose faith in God.
15. Which of the following sentences best describes the relationship between John and Elizabeth Proctor at the
opening of Act II?
a. They are warm and affectionate.
b. They seem not to care about each other.
c. They seem ill at ease together.
d. They are hostile and bitter toward each other.
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16. When Elizabeth says to Proctor in the second act of The Crucible, “The magistrate sits in your heart that judges
you,” she means that Proctor
a. carries the knowledge of his own guilt.
b. is too quick to judge himself.
c. should speak more openly about his thoughts.
d. knows that she loves him and forgives him.
17. Proctor’s comment to Mary Warren in Act II of The Crucible, “It’s strange work for a Christian girl to hang old
women,” implies that he thinks Mary’s behavior is
18. Which of the following words best characterizes Mary Warren in The Crucible, Act II?
19. What is a possible motive for Mary to give the poppet to Elizabeth in the second act of The Crucible?
a. She wants to put a curse on Elizabeth.
b. She wants to appear foolish to avoid trial.
c. She wants to plant evidence of witchcraft in Elizabeth’s house.
d. She wants to make Abigail look foolish.
20. In the second act of The Crucible when Mary says that the crowd parted for Abigail like the sea for Israel, she
a. a comparison to politics.
b. an allusion to the Bible.
c. eventual trouble for Abigail.
d. a bigoted joke.
21. When Hale appears at the Proctors’ door in Act II of The Crucible, he is described as “different now—drawn a
little, and there is a quality of deference, even of guilt, about his manner now.” What accounts for this change?
a. He has seen events go beyond his expectations in Salem.
b. He no longer believes in God or the Devil.
c. He feels guilty that he has also felt desire for Abigail.
d. He fears that even he may be at risk.
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22. Hale’s interview with Proctor in The Crucible, Act II reveals Hale to be
a. blinded by power.
b. troubled but rigid.
c. kind but foolish.
d. tolerant and open.
23. Why does Proctor forget the commandment forbidding adultery in the second act of The Crucible?
a. He has a guilty conscience.
b. He has never properly learned the commandments.
c. He believes that it is an unjust commandment.
d. He does not realize he has done anything wrong.
24. In The Crucible, Act II, why is it shocking when Rebecca Nurse is charged with witchcraft?
a. She truly had made contact with demons.
b. She died in Act I and has come back from the dead.
c. Her accusation shows that the conspiracy among witches is very widespread.
d. She had been beloved in Salem, and her accusation shows that no one is safe.
25. In the second act of The Crucible, Proctor calls Hale “Pontius Pilate.” Proctor’s intention is to
a. imply that Hale shares pagan beliefs.
b. charge Hale with manufacturing evidence.
c. send Hale to the Bible for study and thought.
d. accuse Hale of doing injustice by doing nothing.
26. Who accuses Elizabeth of witchcraft in Act II of The Crucible?
c. Mary Warren
d. Judge Danforth
27. What can the audience infer from Judge Hathorne’s questioning of Martha Corey at the beginning of Act III of
a. The court is determined to uncover the truth at any cost.
b. Martha Corey’s love of reading is the source of the accusations against her.
c. The court presumes that anyone accused of witchcraft is guilty.
d. Even the most respected citizens have come under suspicion.
28. In the third act The Crucible of Francis Nurse tells the judges that the girls are frauds. Hathorne’s response is,
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“This is contempt, sir, contempt!” What is this an example of?
a. verbal irony
b. dramatic irony
29. Proctor brings which character to the court in Act III of The Crucible to save his wife?
c. Mary Warren
30. During the presentation of the evidence in Act 3 of The Crucible, Proctor’s behavior toward Danforth can best be
31. Which character represents the tactic of making personal attacks on the integrity of witnesses in the third act of
32. The Crucible is an allegory, which means that
a. characters and events are symbols for larger ideas.
b. there is only one layer of meaning to the story.
c. the characters and events must be taken literally.
d. the characters and events experience tragic endings.
33. Which type of character is represented by Ezekiel Cheever in The Crucible, Act III?
a. the witness who uses the investigation as an instrument of personal vengeance
b. the witness who suffers for his refusal to incriminate others
c. the naive witness who harms others by cooperating in an unjust process
d. the public figure who misuses the power of office
34. In The Crucible, Act III, why is Parris’s charge of conspiracy effective?
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a. It gives a plausible explanation for the divisions in the parish.
b. It appeals to Danforth’s fears of subversion.
c. It feeds Danforth’s sense of his own importance.
d. It plays on Danforth’s personal antagonism toward Giles Corey and Francis Nurse.
35. What motivates Hale’s attempt to intervene on behalf of Proctor in the third act of The Crucible?
a. Hale’s admiration for the Proctors
b. Hale’s commitment to the truth
c. Hale’s questioning of Danforth’s integrity
d. Hale’s dislike of Parris
36. What development causes Mary Warren to recant her confession and rejoin Abigail and the other girls in Act III of
a. John Proctor’s confession of his relationship with Abigail
b. Judge Danforth’s persistent questions
c. the confusion about Elizabeth Proctor’s “poppets”
d. Abigail’s pretending to be attacked by Mary’s spirit
37. Determine why the phrase “out of her infinite charity” in this quote is an example of verbal irony: “MARY
WARREN, screaming at him: No, I love God; I go your way no more. I love God, I bless God. Sobbing, she rushes to
ABIGAIL. Abby, Abby I’ll never hurt you more! They all watch, as ABIGAIL, out of her infinite charity, reaches out and
draws the sobbing MARY to her, and then looks up to DANFORTH.”
a. It contradicts the audience’s knowledge about Abigail’s true nature.
b. It presents a piece of information of which the audience is not aware.
c. It emphasizes Abigail’s ability to be forgiving under stress.
d. It reveals Abigail’s weakening condition.
38. What does Proctor mean when he tells Danforth, “God damns our kind especially, and we will burn, we will burn
together” in The Crucible, Act III?
a. Witches will suffer damnation for their sins.
b. The whole community will suffer damnation for the injustices being committed.
c. Danforth will suffer damnation if he condemns Proctor to death.
d. Although women are accused of witchcraft, men are greater sinners.
39. Which of the following pairs of categories would be the least useful way of classifying the characters in Act III of
a. Christians and non-Christians
b. accusers and accused
c. believers in witchcraft and nonbelievers in witchcraft
d. liars and truth tellers
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40. What character in The Crucible, Act III does not fit into one of these categories: accuser, accused, court official?
a. John Proctor
b. Mary Warren
c. Reverend Hale
d. Giles Corey
41. The setting of The Crucible, Act IV is
a. Parris’s house, where the investigation began.
b. the Salem jail, the autumn after the trial.
c. the prison in Andover, just before the Proctors’ child is due.
d. Danforth’s chambers in Boston, where he hears final appeals.
42. In The Crucible, Act IV, why did Giles refuse to answer aye or nay to his indictment?
a. because he was a fearful man
b. because he didn’t believe in witches
c. because he wanted his sons to inherit the farm
d. because he did not want to die
43. In Act IV of The Crucible Parris hopes that Rebecca Nurse and John Proctor will confess because he believes
a. confession will save their souls from damnation.
b. confessions will spark a public rebellion.
c. their confessions will confirm the justice of all the trials and executions.
d. their confessions will strengthen the faith of doubting parishioners.
44. What conclusion about the law can a reader most likely draw from Danforth’s determination to proceed with the
executions in the fourth act of The Crucible?
a. Judges tend to be corrupted by the power of their office.
b. To delay doing justice is to commit injustice.
c. Laws made by human beings cannot be reconciled with divine law.
d. Injustice may be committed in the name of the law.
45. What is ironic about calling the confessions of witchcraft “coming to God” in The Crucible, Act IV ?
a. The confessions are made publicly, not in prayer.
b. The confessions are lies and therefore sins against God.
c. The confessions confirm that sins against God have been committed.
d. The characters who are weakest in their faith are the ones who come to God.
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46. By Act IV of The Crucible what lesson has Elizabeth Proctor learned during her three months’ imprisonment?
a. that all people carry the seeds of evil within themselves
b. that human beings cannot be held responsible for their actions
c. that one should not judge human frailty too harshly
d. that there are no meaningful standards of right and wrong
47. In The Crucible, Act IV when Proctor refuses to condemn others to save himself, his behavior contrasts most
strongly with the behavior of
48. The climax in Act IV of The Crucible occurs when
a. Parris reveals that Abigail Williams has disappeared.
b. Elizabeth Proctor is brought into the cell.
c. Proctor decides to confess to witchcraft.
d. Proctor Proctor tears up his confession.
49. Proctor’s decision to tear up the confession conveys which important message about life in The Crucible, Act IV?
a. Personal honor determines the worth of one’s self.
b. Government authority can be resisted single-handedly.
c. Forgiveness can be extended to the guilty as well as the innocent.
d. The variability of justice is an evil in itself.
50. The character of Reverend Parris symbolizes
c. self-serving authority
d. harsh and swift justice
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