1.Why has Reverend Parris sent
for a doctor as the play begins?
2.What advice does the doctor
3.What does Parris question his
niece Abigail about?
4.What is Parrisí main concern?
5.What did Parris see in the
woods the previous night?
6.What has Elizabeth Proctor said
7.Why does Abigail say she was
dismissed by the Proctors?
8. What rumors have circulated
the town about Betty Parris? What proof later occurs that "proves"
that she is a witch?
9. Why did Mrs. Putnam contact
10.Who does Abigail accuse of
conjuring spirits at this point?
11.What does Betty Parris reveal
about what happened in the woods?
12.What threat does Abigail make
to the other girls?
13.What happened in the past
between John Proctor and Abigail? How do each of them feel about it now?
14.What is the function of
Rebecca Nurse in the play?
15.How does John Proctor feel
about Reverend Parris?
16.What is the dispute between
John Proctor and Thomas Putnam?
17.Why is Reverend Hale in Salem?
18.What does Giles Corey reveal
to Reverend Hale?
19.When Abigail is questioned by
Reverend Hale, who does she blame? What proof does she offer?
20.What ultimatum is Tituba
21.Who does Tituba accuse of
being a witch?
22.Why does Abigail start
accusing people at this point?
23.Why does Betty Parris start
Quotations from Act I:
1. You drank a charm to kill
Goody Proctor.---page 19
2. But I will cut off my hand
before I ever reach for you again.---page 23
3. There is a prodigious danger
in the seeking out of loose spirits.---page28
4. You think that is godís work
that you should never lose a child and I bury all but one?---page 28
1.At the beginning of this act,
John Proctor says, "It is winter in here yet." Why is this pertinent
to what is going on?
2.Why has Mary Warren disobeyed
her employers and gone to Salem?
3.What did Abigail Williams
reveal to John Proctor? Elizabeth reminds him of this.
4.Why hasnít John told the
court what he knows? What does Elizabeth attribute his not telling to?
5.What lie did John Proctor tell
to Elizabeth which makes her more suspicious of him?
6.What news does Mary Warren
reveal to John and Elizabeth about the trials?
7.How does Mary Warren behave
towards her employers?
8.What does Mary Warren mean when
she says, "I saved her life today!"?
9.What does Elizabeth realize
when she finds out that she has been accused?
10.What does Elizabeth ask John
11.Why does Reverend Hale visit
12.How does John Proctor respond
to questions about why he has not been to church?
13.What does Reverend Hale ask
Proctor to do?
14.Discuss the meaning of
"Adultery, John." (page 67)
15.What information does John
Proctor reveal to Reverend Hale?
16.What does Reverend Hale want
John to do with this information?
17.Why does Elizabeth say that
she doesnít believe in witches at this point?
18.What news does Giles Corey
reveal to the Proctors and Reverend Hale?
19.What has Rebecca Nurse been
20.Why has Martha Corey been
21.Why do Ezekial Cheever and
Marshal Herrick arrive at the Proctor home
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