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Arthur Miller's The Crucible: Summary and Quotes

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The Crucible is often seen as an allegory for what historical event?

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1. Although The Crucible is based on real people and real events, why is it considered a work of fiction?

2. At the conclusion of Arthur Miller's The Crucible, what happens to John Proctor?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These interactive practice questions will help solidify your understanding of the most important literary elements found in Arthur Miller's 1953 play, The Crucible. You'll be asked to answer basic questions about the play and identify key characters, plot points and themes.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz/worksheet combo will test you on various elements of the play, including:

  • Principle characters
  • Plot points
  • Allegories
  • Historical connections

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will test you on the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - define the major characters and plot information from the play
  • Reading comprehension - make sure you draw the most important information from the related lesson on The Crucible
  • Knowledge application - use what you know about literature and history to answer questions about The Crucible and its historical connections
  • Making connections - contextualize the allegorical elements of The Crucible and how they relate to the Red Scare in the 1950s

Additional Learning

To learn more about The Crucible, watch the accompanying lesson on Arthur Miller's The Crucible. The lesson covers the following concepts:

  • Identify key characters and quotes from the play
  • Summarize the plot
  • Relate The Crucible to McCarthyism
  • Understand the two major themes of the play
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