The Crucible by Arthur Miller: Characters, Themes & Analysis


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In The Crucible, with whom did Abigail have an affair?

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1. In The Crucible, who is the Reverend Parris' slave?

2. In The Crucible, why does Elizabeth lie about her husband's affair?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Originally written by Arthur Miller to attack McCarthyism in America, The Crucible is a play still taught in schools today. In this quiz, you'll be tested on the characters and major themes of this play.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz tests your ability to:

  • Recall with whom Abigail had an affair
  • Identify Reverend Parris' slave
  • Understand why Elizabeth lied about her husband
  • Recognize major themes
  • Recall who refuses to confess to witchcraft

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw from the most relevant information found in the lesson on The Crucible
  • Information recall - remember the knowledge you've recently gained the themes found in the play
  • Knowledge application - use what you have learned to identify key characters in the play

Additional Learning

For those looking to learn more, the lesson The Crucible by Arthur Miller: Characters, Themes & Analysis covers the following objectives:

  • Explain the history of The Crucible
  • Summarize the play
  • Provide the major characters and other townspeople
  • Explore the major themes