Fear in The Crucible


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What did Mary, Abigail, Mercy, Betty, Ruth, and Tituba do that caused them to be afraid of being caught in The Crucible?

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1. What is the general fear in The Crucible?

2. Why does Abigail claim that Elizabeth Proctor is a witch in The Crucible?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet zeroes-in on the presence of fear in The Crucible. You'll be tested on various examples of the role of fear within the play.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz/worksheet combo will evaluate your knowledge of the following aspects of The Crucible:

  • What made Mary, Abigail, Mercy, Betty, Ruth, and Tituba afraid of being caught
  • The overhanging fear in the play
  • Why Abigail claims that Elizabeth Proctor is a witch
  • Reason Elizabeth lies under oath
  • Why John refuses to sign the confession

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you've drawn relevant details from the lesson on fear in The Crucible
  • Making connections - use your understanding to identify the general fear within the play
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read insight into character motivation within The Crucible and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To deepen your understanding of this aspect of the play, you can look over the corresponding lesson titled Fear in The Crucible. This lesson goes over the following objectives:

  • Understand how the fear of evil impacts the play
  • Explore the way the fear of being alone affects a character's actions
  • Examine how the fear of a bad reputation influences the play