The Crucible Act 3 Summary


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What do we learn about Elizabeth in Act 3 of The Crucible which Judge Danforth says could keep her safe for up to a year?

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1. In Act 3 of The Crucible, Judge Danforth says, 'A person is either with this court or he must _____.'

2. What does Mary Warren tell the court in Act 3 of The Crucible that makes Abigail angry?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combination is designed to reinforce and measure what you have learned about the events that unfold in the third act of The Crucible. You will answer questions about the implacable nature of Judge Danforth's stance in the courtroom, Reverend Hale's final reaction to the entire proceeding and more.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will be questioned about the following:

  • The reason for Elizabeth's possible temporary safety
  • Judge Danforth's quote concerning anyone who questions the court
  • How Mary Warren tries to clear John and Elizabeth
  • The sin to which John confesses in the courtroom

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - confirm your understanding of the role and character of Judge Danforth as reflected by his quotations
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about the revelation experienced by Reverend Hale
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained about what Mary Warren tried to accomplish in the courtroom and her ultimate success or failure

Additional Learning

Read or view the lesson titled The Crucible Act 3 Summary to learn more. The objectives below are covered in the lesson:

  • Learn about the efforts made by several of the characters to halt the madness that has seized Salem
  • Evaluate the tactics Abigail uses against Mary in the courtroom
  • Discuss the terrible irony surrounding John's confession and Elizabeth's response in the courtroom
  • Examine the weakness in Mary's character that enables Abigail win her back over