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How Well Do You Know "The Crucible" By Arthur Miller?

Kingdom City by Sheri Wilner, which will be performed at Boston College March 23-26 is based on the play "The Crucible." Originally written

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  1. What historical event is the Crucible based off of?

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    Harry Potter
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    The American Revolution
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    The Spanish Inquisition
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    The Salem Witch Trials
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    The Birth of Christ
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    The Death of Christ
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    The Salem Witch Trials

    The play is based on witchcraft in the town of Salem

    The Salem Witch Trials
  2. Who secretly helps the girls learn witchcraft?

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    Mary Warren, the Proctor's family servant
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    Tituba, the Parris family slave
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    Rebecca Nurse, an elder and respected woman of the society
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    Elizabeth Proctor, the wife of John Proctor
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    Ann Putnam, a rich member of society
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    Susanna Walcott, a servant girl working with Abigail
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    Tituba, the Parris family slave

    Tituba, the Parris family slave
  3. Which character will flee the scene without facing the consequences?

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    Betty Parris
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    Abigail Williams
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    John Proctor
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    Elizabeth Proctor
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    Tituba
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    Giles Corey
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    Abigail Williams

    The main antagonist of the story, Abigail will perform witchcraft herself and then accuse many other people of witchcraft, have them arrested or killed, and flee before she is accused.

    Abigail Williams
  4. When was the first production of the Crucible performed on Broadway?

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    1953
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    1692
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    1966
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    1953

    Starring Madeleine Sherwood as Abigail Williams and Arthur Kennedy as John Proctor, the show was first performed on Broadway June 22, 1953.

    1953
  5. This play is an allegory for what political scandal of the 1950s...?

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    Marilyn Monroe as a sex object
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    Too many Taxes
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    Brown v. Board of Education
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    The Soviet satellite launch of "Sputnik"
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    The Salem Witch Trials
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    McCarthyism
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    McCarthyism

    The crucible is an allegory for the concept of McCarthyism, when the government ostracized people for being communists

    McCarthyism
  6. What year was the film adaptation of The Crucible released?

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    1990
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    1996
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    1966
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    1996

    Starring Daniel Day-Lewis as John Proctor, Winona Ryder as Abigail Williams and Joan Allen as Elizabeth Proctor, the film would be nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay and Allen would win an academy award nomination for Best Supporting Actress.

  7. Who is the first person Abigail claims practiced witchcraft?

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    Tituba
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    Elizabeth Proctor
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    John Proctor
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    Susanna Walcott
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    Tituba

    Tituba
  8. Why does Elizabeth Proctor fire Abigail?

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    She was stealing their food
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    She was practicing witchcraft
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    Abigail was too proud
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    Abigail dressed like a prostitute
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    She was having an affair with John Proctor
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    She didn't work hard enough
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    She was having an affair with John Proctor

    Oooooh, scandalous Abigail!

    She was having an affair with John Proctor
  9. Before the play begins, what did Parris catch his daughter and other girls doing?

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    Trying to run away from home
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    Dancing in the forest
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    Reading catholic tracts
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    Conducting a Black mass in the church
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    Dancing in the Forest

    Could this mean witchcraft?!

    Dancing in the Forest
  10. What kind of government does Salem have in the Crucible?

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    Democracy
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    Theocracy
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    Kleptocracy
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    Monarchy
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    Theocracy

    Theocracy
  11. What is Parris' Position in Salem?

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    Governor
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    Minister
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    Judge
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    Police Officer
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    Minister

    He is the leader of the Theocracy

    Minister
  12. Which commandment does John Proctor forget when Reverend Hale quizzes him?

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    Thou shalt not kill
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    Thou shalt not commit adultery
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    Honor thy mother and father
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    Thou shalt not covet
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    Thou shalt not commit adultery

    Welp... too late

    Thou shalt not commit adultery
  13. Why will Elizabeth not be hanged if found guilty?

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    She is Pregnant
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    Puritans do not commit capital punishment
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    John is well respected
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    She is a woman
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    She is pregnant

    She is pregnant
  14. What does Hale convince Proctor to do in the face of death?

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    Confess his sins even though he is innocent
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    Kill himself
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    Refuse to confess
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    Blame someon else
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    Confess his sins even though he is innocent

  15. What ultimately happens to John Proctor?

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    He escapes and flees Salem with Abigail after she robs her Uncle
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    He is hanged
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    He is freed
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    He commits suicide
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    He is hanged

    He is hanged
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