The Crucible: Act 3 Quotes


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In Act 3 of The Crucible by Arthur Miller, what does Judge Danforth mean by this speech: ''This is a sharp time now, a precise time--we live no longer in the dusky afternoon when evil mixed itself with good and befuddled the world. Now by God's grace, the shining sun is up and them that fear not light will surely praise it.''

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1. In Act 3 of Arthur Miller's The Crucible, what was it that caused Mary Warren to say she saw spirits?

2. In Act 3 of The Crucible by Arthur Miller, why does John Proctor confess his affair with Abigail?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

In Act 3 of Arthur Miller's The Crucible, we see just how bad things have gotten in the courts of Salem. Use this assessment to determine how well you understand the events of this act and the dialog that highlights these events.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This assessment will test your knowledge of:

  • Judge Danforth's speech
  • Why Mary Warren says she saw spirits
  • Why John Proctor confesses his affair
  • Which characters said specific quotes

Skills Practiced

Some of the skills you will need to practice to complete this assessment include:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related The Crucible lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding some of the characters' dialog in the third act
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the motivations of certain characters

Additional Learning

The lesson that accompanies this assessment, The Crucible: Act 3 Quotes, will help you review the material of the assessment and the following:

  • How the dichotomy set up by Judge Danforth makes things worse
  • The hysteria that consumes the court
  • How the witch trials proceed in the end of the act