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Name: Paul Carboni

Email Address: pcarboni@pdsd.org

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

GOAL:  ACT II FINISHED BY THE BEGINNING OF CLASS ON TUESDAY, 10/21 (POTENTIAL QUIZ?)

 

Friday, 10/17-Monday, 10/20:  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.

Remainder of Act I audio (where you left off):  at about 32:00, all of the accusations begin about who is a witch, as seen in the movie. 

Act II:  begins at about 33:00; ends at 59:45

 

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

 

Condemn

Avid

Lofty

Civil

Bewilder

Base

Ameliorate

Pious

Indignant

Poppet

 

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

 1.    What duty is Mary Warren been performing in Salem aside from her job at the Proctors?

 

2.       What does Elizabeth Proctor report to her husband about the trials in Salem? What does she urge John to do?  What is his response?

 

3.        What gift does Mary Warren present to Elizabeth?  What is meant by this gift?  What does this actually do to Elizabeth?

 

4.        What ominous revelation does Mary Warren make about Elizabeth's reputation?  How does this disclosure serve to make the quarrel between Elizabeth and John even more heated?

 

5.        What are some of the ways in which John Hale questions Proctor and his wife about their religious faith?  How do the Proctors answer each of the questions and allegations?

 

6.        What conflict does John Proctor face at the end of the act?

  

7.        Explain how each of the following is an example of verbal, situational, or dramatic irony:

a.     The poppet Mary Warren gives to Elizabeth –

b.     The only Commandment John Proctor forgets when questioned–

c.      Proctor's statement about Abigail at the end of the act, "Good. Then her saintliness is done with."

 

8.      Explain the allusion: John Proctor tells Hale, “Pontius Pilate! God will not let you wash your hands of this!"  (THIS MIGHT REQUIRE RESEARCH:  THE TERM ALLUSION AND THE HISTORICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF PONTIUS PILATE)

 The 3 Questions to keep in mind while reading Act TWO of The Crucible:

 1. What is the state of the Proctors’ relationship?

2. How is the accusation of Elizabeth different from the others?

3. How much power does Mary Warren have?

 

 

 

 

 

Writing Resources:

·        Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL)

·        A Quick Tutorial: How to Cite Text