Reverend John Hale: Character Traits & Analysis


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What role did Hale serve in during the colonial invasion of Louisbourg in Canada during King William's War?

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1. What was the future literary significance of Hale's observation of the hanging of Margaret Jones as a young man?

2. What series of events caused Hale to suddenly oppose the Salem Witchcraft proceedings?

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Answer quiz questions based on what you know about the character of reverend John Hale. The worksheet and quiz will test you on things like the role in which Hale served in King William's War and the literary importance of him seeing Margaret Jones being hung.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these tools to find out how well you know how to:

  • Determine what made Hale oppose the Salem Witchcraft trials
  • Name the colonial governor of Massachusetts during the trial
  • Identify why Hale wrote A Modern Enquiry into the Nature of Witchcraft

Skills Practiced

Practice the following study skills with the worksheet and quiz:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the literary significance of John Hale witnessing the hanging of Margaret Jones and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what convinced Hale to stand against the Salem Witchcraft trials
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the character of reverend John Hale

Additional Learning

This subject can be explored more deeply with the lesson called Reverend John Hale: Character Traits & Analysis. The lesson will teach you the following study objectives:

  • Explain the Salem Witch Trials
  • Analyze King William's War
  • Identify Samuel Parris
  • Name some other works related to that of Hale's