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Name: Paul Carboni

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Audio Link to The Crucible :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r7BZ_WLjX34 
 
DIRECTED QUESTIONING FOR ACT III OF THE CRUCIBLE 
 

GOAL:  ENTIRE PLAY FINISHED BY THE BEGINNING OF CLASS ON FRIDAY, 10/31 

Read and fill out your graphic organizer ; Finish all reading and answer all directed questioning. Use textbook or audio—whichever works for you.  You may also work with a partner to help flesh out the plot.  Act III:  ends at 1:29.

  

KEY WORDS YOU SHOULD KNOW BEFORE READING Act Four of The Crucible.


Prodigious

Falter

Gaunt

Indictment

Pardon

Purge

Reckon

Vanity

Beguile

Summon


The 3 Questions you are responsible for answering while reading Act FOUR of The Crucible.


1. Why does Proctor refuse to sign his confession?

2. Based on the ending, what is Miller saying about dying with honor?

3. Why does Danforth go through with the hangings if other towns are discrediting witchcraft?

 

 
Questions you should be able to answer while reading Act four of The Crucible.

1. What is the setting of this act? How much time has elapsed since the end of Act Three?

 

2. Immediately after his entrance Governor Danforth remarks on a "prodigious stench." What is the cause of the odor?

 

3. What does Samuel Parris report about Abigail Williams and Mercy Lewis and why is he afraid for his safety?  What is Danforth's reaction?

 

4. Why is Danforth especially nervous about rumors concerning events in Andover?  What are his reasons for receiving no pleas for pardon or for postponement of the executions?


5. According to John Hale, what is the present condition of the countryside? Record quote, cite, and explain.


6. According to Elizabeth, how did Giles Corey die?


7. For what does Elizabeth ask John to forgive her?


8. Why does Proctor refuse to sign his confession?




Writing Resources:

·        Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL)

·        A Quick Tutorial: How to Cite Text