Revenge in The Crucible


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What does Mr. Putnam do to the new minister out of revenge for his brother-in-law not being chosen in The Crucible?

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1. How does Mr. Putnam take advantage of the witch trials for revenge in The Crucible?

2. What does Mrs. Putnam accuse Rebecca Nurse of doing in The Crucible?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet consists of questions on various instances of revenge in The Crucible. You'll be assessed on how well you know the ways different characters get revenge as well as related plot details of the play.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Students using this quiz/worksheet will encounter questions on the following aspects of The Crucible:

  • How Mr. Putnam carries out revenge on the new minister
  • How Mr. Putnam takes advantage of the witch trials
  • What Rebecca Nurse is accused of by Mrs. Putnam
  • What Mrs. Putnam's accusation results in for Rebecca
  • Why Abigail accuses Elizabeth of witchcraft

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you've drawn important details from the lesson on characters' actions within The Crucible
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read the lesson's insight into character motivations in The Crucible and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding revenge in the plot of The Crucible

Additional Learning

To look at the role of revenge in the play more closely, you can review the accompanying lesson, Revenge in The Crucible. This lesson involves the following learning goals:

  • Define revenge
  • Familiarize yourself with key quotes related to characters enacting revenge in the play
  • Explore the way that character relationships inspire revenge in the play