Symbols in The Crucible


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Why are symbols used in literature?

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1. Why does Arthur Miller name his play The Crucible?

2. What is a poppet in The Crucible?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Arthur Miller used a lot of symbolism in his play The Crucible, including in the name. Use this assessment to measure your understanding of Miller's use of symbolism in his play.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments were assembled to test your knowledge regarding:

  • Uses of symbolism in literature
  • Why Miller named The Crucible the way he did
  • What the poppet was and how it affected the story
  • Historical symbolism of The Crucible

Skills Practiced

Use this assessment to also practice your skills:

  • Making connections - use your understanding of the concept of literary symbolism to understand its use in The Crucible
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding Miller's use of symbolism and interpret it correctly
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related The Crucible lesson

Additional Learning

Symbols in The Crucible is a quick and engaging lesson that talks about the symbolism Miller used his play. Use the lesson to prepare for this assessment and review the following:

  • The multiple meanings of the word crucible
  • History of witch hunts
  • The theme of the play