The Crucible: Reverend Parris Quotes


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In Arthur Miller's The Crucible, what is Reverend Parris' initial stance on witchcraft?

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1. In Arthur Miller's The Crucible, why did Reverend Parris initially deny the possibility of witchcraft with such fervor?

2. In Arthur Miller's The Crucible, what inspires Reverend Parris to begin to accept the idea of witchcraft?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These assessments will check your knowledge of what Reverend Parris says in The Crucible in response to different events that happen to him. You can complete the quiz online or the worksheet offline. Parris's stance on witchcraft will be covered.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Questions focus on the following from The Crucible:

  • Reverend Parris's acceptance of witchcraft
  • The reason Reverend Parris asks Judge Danforth to postpone the hangings
  • Reverend Parris's initial denial of the possibility of witchcraft

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on what one of the characters from The Crucible says
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about what Reverend Parris does to try to impress Judge Danforth when John Proctor questions the court
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Reverend Parris's initial stance on witchcraft

Additional Learning

Learn more about one of the characters from The Crucible by completing the lesson titled The Crucible: Reverend Parris Quotes. Objectives covered include the following:

  • Review the comments he made out of self-interest
  • Know who Tituba is
  • Understand why Reverend Parris is scared