12-3 The Crucible Act 1 and 2 Questions

Posted: November 6, 2012

1. As the play opens Rev. Parris is questioning his niece. What is he questioning her about and what exactly is his real concern? 2. Explain in detail the relationship of John Proctor, Elizabeth Proctor, and Abigail Williams. 3. What is the function of Rebecca Nurse in the play? 4. Exactly why is Rev. Hale in Salem? 5. a) Why does Abigail Williams accuse people at the end of Act I?    b)Why does Betty Parris accuse people? 6. List the conflicts that are introduced in Act I. Which do you think is the major conflict? Give reasons for your answers. 7. List the major characters introduced in Act I. Identify each and write a one sentence description of his or her personality. 8.Why doesn't John Proctor tell the court immediately what he knows concerning what has been happening? 9. Give three reasons for Elizabeth's suspicions concerning her husband. 10. What does Mary Warren mean when she exclaims, "I saved her life today"? 11. When Elizabeth is taken away in chains, John Proctor tries to convince Mary Warren to testify against Abigail. a) What does Mary Warren warn him will happen if he testifies against Abigail? b) What does he eventually decide to do and why? Make sure that you complete your Act 2 Incident Reports