The Crucible

The Crucible
Homework Packet
Use complete sentences
 Use appropriate tense
 No taboos
 Follow rules for grammar
 Keep it neat
 Provide textual evidence and then cite
Cite rhetorical devices (literary elements and poetic devices) in the matter
Act One
1. Predilection:
2. Ingratiating:
3. Dissembling:
4. Calumny:
5. Inculcation:
6. Propitiation:
7. Licentious:
9. Explain how the witch hunt years were a time of "general revenge."
10. Identify Tituba, Abigail, and Betty.
11. Why does Mrs. Putnam believe witches exist in Salem?
12. Why is Thomas Putnam bitter?
13. Parris says, "Oh, Abigail, what proper payment for my charity! Now I am undone!"
(15) What does he mean?
15. Describe Proctor. What kind of man is he?
16. What happens between Abigail and John Proctor prior to the opening of the play?
17. What is the "sign" that Betty was bewitched?
18. Identify Francis and Rebecca Nurse. What kind of people are they?
19. Explain the relationship between the Putnam and Nurse families.
21. What is Rebecca's explanation of the girls' behavior?
22. Please provide a TLQ, a mean and a matter for the following quote: "There are
wheels within wheels in this village and fires within fires” (26).
23. What is Proctor's reason for his not regularly attending church?
24. What does Parris want from his community?
25. Giles says, "Think on it now, it's a deep thing, and dark as a pit" (29). To what is he
literally and symbolically?
26. What do Putnam and Proctor argue about? What does this show?
20. Who is Rev. John Hale, and why does he come to Salem?
27. Hale says, "They [the books] must be [heavy]; they are weighted with authority" (34).
What is the significance of this remark?
28. To what does Tituba confess? Why?
29. What do the girls do at the end of Act One?