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Test 1 On the crucible

Test 1

Question I: Choose the correct answer in light of your study of Restoration drama and Miller’s The Crucible (50 Marks).
1.      Is Act 1 of The Crucible, who tries to jump out of a window?
Mary Warren
2.      “There is a faction that is sworn to drive me from my pulpit.” Identify the speaker.
3.      The opening scene of The Crucible took place in …
Parris home
Proctor’s home
The courtroom
Tituba’s home
4.      “A child’s spirit is like a child, you can never catch it by running after it: you must stand still, and, for love, it will soon itself come back.” Who is the speaker?
Arthur Miller
5.      “Ours is a divided empire in which certain ideas and emotions and actions are of God, and their opposite are of Lucifer.” These words are said by …
Arthur Miller
6.      The Country Wife (1675) was written by …
Thomas killigrew
William wycherley
John Vanburgh
William Congreve
7.      “You forget nothin’ and forgive nothin’ … Let you look sometimes for the goodness in me, and judge me not.” Identify the speaker.
8.      When Hale questions John Proctor, he asks about all of the following EXCEPT …
Baptized children
Complracy against authority
Church attendance
9.      “Let you fear nothing! Another judgment waits us all!” These words are said by …
10. “Nobody wants to be a hero … but in every man there is something he cannot give up and still remain himself.” These words are said by …
Arthur Miller
11. At the end of Art 4 in The Crucible, what does Hale want Elizabeth to do ?

12. What “confusionss” does Elizabeth make to Proctor in their last conversation in The Crucible?

13. In Act 2 of The Crucible, why does Cheeverr come to Proctor’s house?

14. What does the word “crucible” in the title or Arthur Miller’s The Crucible mean?

15. “He had a sharp and biting way with hypocrites.” To whom does this line refer?

16. John Proctor screams at Judge Danforth to leave him at least not shred of dignity by leaving him his …

17. “A person is either with this court or he must be counted against it. there be no between” These words are said by …

18. “He have his goodness now, God forbid I take it from him!” Who is the speaker?

19. Abigail pretended Mary Warren took the shape of what in the courtroom?

20. Identify the speaker. “I never knew what pretense Salem was, I never knew the lying lessons I was taught by all these Christian women and their covenanted men!”

21. Identify the speaker. ”your house is not a church, your theology must tell you that.”

22. Which character from The Crucible sues the witch tales to carry out personal revenge?

23. Which character from The Crucible in a valuable and worthy woman put to death as a witch?

24. Which character from The Crucible has a false appearance that conceals his reality?

25. Which character from The Crucible wants to do the right thing but feels pressure from the other girls?

26. The Way of the World is a Restoration comedy written by…

27. “You know yourself  I must do as I’m told.” Identify the speaker.

28. “The Devil is alive in Salem, and we dare not quail to follow wherever the accusing finger points!” The speaker here is …

29. The opportunistic fox in Ahmed Shawqi’s poem “The Fox and the Miller’s The Crucible?

30. The Cruible mostly informs the reader about which of the following?

31. In what year did the Salem Witch Trials take place?

32. “I never heard you worried so on this society, Mr. Proctor, I do not think I saw you at Sabbath meeting since snow flew,” These words are said by …

33. “They’ve come to overthrow the court, sir! The speaker here is …

34. Arthur Miller used Salem Witch Trials as an allegory for …

35. “Man, remember, until an hour before the Devil fell, God thought him beautiful in Heaven,” The speaker in this quotation is …

36. Identify the speaker.” I think of you softly from time to time. But I will cut off my hand before I’ll ever reach for you again.”

37. “She is blackening my name in the village! She is telling lies about me! She is a cold. sniveling woman.” These words are said ABOUT …

38. “I like not the smell of this authority,” The speaker here is …

39. How many people were hung for witchcraft during the Salem Witch Trials?

40. “Theology, sir, is a fortress; one crack in a fortress may be accounted small,” These words are said by …

41. “Do that which is good and no harm shall come to thee.” Whom does Proctor address?

42. The Provoked Wife (1697) was written by …

43. Which character from The Crucible proclaims that Abigail Williams should be “ripped out of the World”?

44. What does the commandment that John Proctor forgets concern?

45. “There is either obedience or the church will burn like Hell is burning!” Identify the speaker.

46. “We are only what we always were, but naked now.” These words are said by …

47. “He regarded himself as the intellectual superior of most of the people around him.” To whom does this line refer?

48. “There is a party in this church. I am not blind; there is a faction and a party.” Who is the speaker?

49. “He believed he was being persecuted wherever he went, despite his best efforts to win people and God to his side.” These words are used by Miller to describe …

50. The first professional female playwright in England was …

Question II: Indicate whether of the following statements related to Restoration drama and Arthur Miller’s The Crucible is true or false (40 Marks):
1.    In seventeenth century Salem, anybody who did not wholeheartedly uphold the dominant beliefs of the society was seen as a traitor.

2.    The people of Salem developed a theocracy.








10. The puritans as portrayed in The Crucible are tolerant of other texts.

11. Writing The Crucible was Arthur Miller’s way of pretesting against mass conformity and lack of individual opinions.


13. Restoration Drama appeared in England before the rule of the Puritans.

14. The Crucible is a historical play that has nothing to do with Arthur Miller’s own society.

15. Proctor’s final message in The crucible is that it is better to take death than let anyone shame your reputation in life.

16. In seventeenth century Massachusetts under the Puritan regime, people who opposed the authorities were seen to be agents of the Devil.

17. John Proctor died for his insistence to be himself and his refusal to give up his identity as a free and independent.

18. The puritan government in Massachusetts used to be hysterically violent against dissenters and all those who were dedicated to a belief in personal freedom.

19. Proctor does not attend church regularly because he is an atheist with no belief in God.

20. The theological preaching of Parris focuses on love and justice.

21. Restoration drama refers to late seventeenth century American drama.

22. The events of The Crucible took place in London.

23. Restoration drama was far superior to Elizabethan drama.

24. The Puritan society as portrayed in Arthur Miller’s The Crucible is based on pluralism.

25. Accusing innocent people without real evidence is a common problem in Karnak Café by Naguib Mahfouz and The Crucible by Arthur Miller.

26. The event which Miller uses as the historical background of his drama is Salem Witch trials which took place in London between February 1692 and May 1693.

27. Arthur Miller and John Proctor, the protagonist of The Crucible, had similar beliefs and did similar things and both were targeted by the governments of their time.

28. John Proctor is able to discover in his life’s darkest moments the admirable qualities of his character.

29. Restoration drama is best known for the comedy of manners.

30. Arthur Miller sees art only as an aesthetic creation used to entertain and elevate the sense of beauty.

31. The character of Hale in The Crucible is shown from the very beginning as an open-minded person who critically examines all claims and does not have blind trust in the authority.

32. The group of Puritans who settled in Massachusetts in the seventeenth century insisted on the ultimate and complete authority of the scriptures.

33. Open-mindedness and acceptance of the other were dominant characteristics in the Puritan colony in Massachusetts.

34. The Crucible is concerned only with history.

35. The predilection for minding other people’s business was rejected among the people of Salem.

36. In order to save his life, John Proctor agrees to sign a written confession to be hung on the church door.

37. The term “restoration” in Restoration drama refers to the return of the monarchy to England after several years of Puritan rule.

38. In Miller’s The Crucible, Rebecca Nurse is respected only by few people in her society.

39. The puritans in Miller’s The Crucible are portrayed as snobbish people with extreme sense of self-righteousness.

40. Miller found many parallels between America in the late seventeenth century and America in the 1950s.