Ann Putnam in The Crucible


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In Arthur Miller's The Crucible, Ann Putnam is introduced as 'a twisted soul of forty-five, a _____ woman, haunted by dreams.'

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1. In Arthur Miller's The Crucible, what is the first thing Ann Putnam asks about upon entering Betty's bedroom?

2. In Arthur Miller's The Crucible, at whom does Ann Putnam lash out in anger and grief?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Ann Putnam is a vitally important character in Arthur Miller's The Crucible. This quiz will ask you questions about Ann's role in the play.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test your understanding of:

  • A description of Ann
  • Who she directs her anger and grief to
  • Ann's feelings toward Goody Osburn
  • Her significance in explaining the thinking behind the Salem Witch Trials
  • Why Ann is happy that Goody has been suspected of witchcraft

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you have retained the most pertinent information from the lesson on The Crucible
  • Critical thinking - use your knowledge of Ann's personal history to examine her relationship with her peers from a different perspective
  • Making connections - find the link between Ann's actions and the events of the Salem Witch Trials

Additional Learning

The lesson titled Ann Putnam in The Crucible offers an in-depth study of this complex woman. Some of the lesson's objectives include:

  • Recount major plot points in the story
  • Explore Ann's reaction to hearing about her sick neighbor
  • Analyze Ann's past and how it has shaped and formed her personality