In The Crucible, a play set during the mass hysteria of the Salem witch trials, several young women accuse the slave Tituba of witchcraft. Following this, other people in the town are also accused, and soon there is a series of trials that uncover the jealousy, passion, and resentment simmering under the surface of the town. Written in the 1950s during the height of McCarthyism, the play warns of the dangers of paranoia and distrust spiraling out of control and ruining the lives of innocent people.
Who is Parris's daughter?
According to Miller's commentary, on what occasion do the townspeople of Salem interrupt their somber way of life?
What settlement does Miller compare Salem to?
What did Parris see the girls doing in the woods?
Who sent their daughter to Tituba?
How does Abigail say her parents died?
Who calms Betty?
Who does Rev. Parris accuse of leading a faction against him?
Who first accuses Tituba?
Who first asks the accused to name names?
What had Proctor been doing before he returns home to Elizabeth?
Who is the first to be hanged as a witch?
What crime is Proctor guilty of?
Who has Hale been visiting, before he arrives at the Proctors'?
What commandment does Proctor forget?
What does Elizabeth have in her house that makes her look guilty?
Who is being questioned as the third act opens?
What is Giles Corey's evidence?
What does Ezekiel Cheever accuse John Proctor of?
Who does Danforth bring into the vestry room to test Proctor's claim of lechery?
What form does Mary Warren's spirit supposedly take?
Who finally accuses Proctor so that he is arrested?
What does Cheever think is causing Parris grief?
Who is brought in to listen to Proctor's confession?
Who does not die by hanging?