Thomas Putnam in The Crucible


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In Arthur Miller's The Crucible, what event in local politics creates a lasting grievance for Thomas Putnam?

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1. In Arthur Miller's The Crucible, how does Thomas Putnam instigate hysteria initially about witchcraft?

2. In Arthur Miller's The Crucible, over what is Thomas Putnam said to have numerous disputes with his neighbors?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet will test your knowledge of the characteristics of Thomas Putnam, his motivations and actions in The Crucible.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Assessments will focus on:

  • Disputes Thomas Putnam had with his neighbors
  • Important quotes from The Crucible related to Putnam
  • Political event that causes Putnam's lasting grievances

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what Thomas Putnam gains when George Jacobs is imprisoned
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on Thomas Putnam from The Crucible
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question regarding the initial instigation of hysteria associated with witchcraft

Additional Learning

Enhance your understanding of the role of one of the characters from The Crucible by completing the lesson titled Thomas Putnam in The Crucible. Covered objectives include:

  • Review the characterization of Thomas Putnam
  • Know what Putnam alleges about Betty's illness
  • Understand the lasting effects of Putnam's actions